Meet The Surgeons

Our surgeons consult and perform laser correction surgery at the Melbourne Excimer Laser rooms situated near the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in East Melbourne.



Dr Noel Alpins

M.B., B.S., D.O. (MELB), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S., F.R.C.Ophth., F.A.C.S.

Dr Alpins has been performing refractive surgery since 1984. He was one of the first surgeons in Australia to use the Laser Vision correction techniques and is a founding member of the Melbourne Excimer Laser group. Since 1991, he has treated over 20,000 patients for laser vision correction. He has invented new methods for treating and analysing astigmatism, and has developed the ASSORT® surgical software program that is used by ophthalmologists in Australia and overseas. He lectures at international conferences and contributes to scientific journals and ophthalmic information magazines on cataract, excimer laser, astigmatism and myopia surgery. He has been awarded with several International accolades. The most recent being honored with the 2014 lifetime achievement award by the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS).

Consultations at East Melbourne, Cheltenham and Windsor.
Ph 1800 20 20 20


Dr Michael Loughnan

M.B.B.S., PH.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.

Dr Loughnan is an ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the front of the eye including: Cataract, Corneal Graft and Pterygium Surgery. He is currently a Senior Staff Specialist on the Corneal Clinic and the Chairman of the Senior Medical Staff at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Consultations at East Melbourne and Brighton.
Ph 9417 0714


List of  Surgeons operating at MELG

Noel Alpins (Director)
Michael Loughnan

Dr Nishant Gupta at Cheltenham, Moone Ponds, Frankston

Dr Joseph San Laureano  at – MelbourneEye Centre East Melb
Dr Ross MacIntyre locations  at Armadale Eye Clinic and Northern Eye Consultants in Bundoora
Dr Mark Cherny- locations via -Caulfield Eye Clinic
Dr Kevin Foo  at – Kew Eye Clinic
Dr Alex Poon can be seen at -Lansdowne Eye Clinic East MelbDoncaster Eye Clinic and also Hawthorn Eye [web site under renovation]
Dr Terrance Ong  at – Church St Eye Clinic Richmond
Dr Donald Collie  at Canterbury Eye Specialists
Dr Robert Nave  at Melb Eye Specialists Fitzroy
Dr Mark Whiting can be seen at Geelong
Dr Elsie Chan  at Doncaster Eye Centre
Dr Elaine Chong  at Hawthorn Eye Clinic
Dr David Workman  at North Balwyn Eye Clinic
Assoc Prof Mark Daniells at Victoria Parade Eye Consultants Fitzroy