Comprehensive ophthalmologist specialized in complex cataract and glaucoma surgeries in Canberra

About Dr Nelson Kuo

Dr Chih-Hung (Nelson) Kuo is a specialist cataract, glaucoma, eyelids and tear duct surgeon. He also treats conditions affecting the macula such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.



Dr Kuo studied medicine at the University of New South Wales and completed his prevocational training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. He began his ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital. He spent two further fellowship years at the Concord Repatriation Hospital in Sydney and Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in the United Kingdom, sub-specialising in complex glaucoma and oculoplastic. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).


After his fellowships, Dr Kuo worked as a consultant ophthalmologist at tertiary public hospitals in Brisbane providing public cataract, glaucoma and oculoplastic services.


Dr Kuo is appointed by the Canberra Health Service to provide public cataract and glaucoma surgery services, supervising and training the next generation of ophthalmologists. He is also appointed as an examiner for RANZCO Advanced Clinical Examination (RACE). 



Dr Kuo is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Queensland and Australian National University. He has published many articles in peer-review journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.


Dr Kuo is the ACT representative for the Glaucoma Australia Ophthalmology Committee.


He is fluent in English and Mandarin.




Dr Kuo provides the following eye procedures and more

Cataract Surgery

Removal of cataract (human lens opacity) and lens implantation to restore vision

Intravitreal Injection

Treatment of macular diseases to restore and preserve vision

Eye Lasers

Laser treatment for  glaucoma control and clearance of scar formation after cataract surgery

Eyelids Surgery

Eyelids and eyelashes problems,  droopy eyelids, watery eyes and eyelid tumours

Scarless Tear Duct Surgery

Various surgical Treatment for watery eyes including endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)

Glaucoma Surgery

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and complex glaucoma surgery for glaucoma control



*BelconnenBelconnen Town Centre
*CharnwoodCharnwood Centre
*Emu Ridge
*HoltKippax Centre
*MacquarieJamison Centre


: ^ “denotes suburbs which have been planned, but not yet been opened or settled”

*Bonner ^
*Casey ^
*Crace ^
*Forde ^
*GungahlinGungahlin Town Centre
*Jacka ^
*Kenny ^
*Kinlyside ^
*Moncrieff ^
*Mulangari ^
*Taylor ^
*Throsby ^

North Canberra

*City Centre (also known as Civic)
*DicksonDickson Centre
*Lyneham – North Lyneham

South Canberra

*Capital Hill
*Red Hill


*ConderLanyon Market Place
*GreenwayTuggeranong Town Centre
*Isabella Plains
*KambahKambah Village Centre
*WanniassaErindale Centre

Weston Creek

*WestonWeston Creek Centre

Woden Valley

*CurtinCurtin Centre
*MawsonSouthlands Centre
*PhillipWoden Town Centre – Swinger Hill


Planned suburbs as of 2 January 2008, at the Weston Creek end of Molonglo

Former Suburbs

*Eastlake (now Kingston)
*Westlake (now Yarralumla and Lake Burley Griffin)
*Blandfordia (now Forrest)
*Molonglo (now Fyshwick)


*Hall (technically a separate town)
*HMAS HARMAN (navy base)
*Oaks Estate
*Pierces Creek (former forestry settlement)
*Tharwa (technically a separate town)
*Uriarra (former forestry settlement)