Dr. Ron Binetter has performed over 35,000 Cataract and Laser Eye Surgery procedures. He practices in the Hunter Valley from our East Maitland rooms, and performs his eye surgery at Newcastle Eye Hospital, Waratah.
Dr. Binetter graduated in Medicine from the University of New South Wales. He underwent specialist ophthalmic training at Sydney Eye Hospital and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 1990 and the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1991.
In the early 1990's a revolution in cataract surgery occurred with the introduction of phacoemulsification (small incision cataract surgery). Cataract surgery transitioned from traditional large incision surgery to small incision surgery.
Dr Binetter was one of the earliest surgeons to adopt this new technology. He routinely used small incision, sutureless cataract surgery combined with the implantation of foldable intraocular lenses years before it was popularized. Then in 1995, with the emergence of the Excimer Laser and Laser Eye Surgery, Dr Binetter travelled to the USA for Fellowship training in LASIK.
He trained with the world’s best surgeons, Dr Stephen Slade in Texas and Dr Jeff Machat in Toronto, Canada. He instructs other surgeons in Cataract and Lens Implant procedures and Laser Eye Surgery.
Dr Binetter holds memberships to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.