Dr Jonathan Kam is a committed Eye Surgeon and Ophthalmologist. He is a leader in cataract and lens surgery, and dedicates his time to both public and private work in Melbourne. He holds public hospital consultant appointments at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and with Northern Health, where he is the Supervisor of Ophthalmology Training. He is a Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

Dr Kam has found that a lot of patients from the many hospitals he worked at during his training have wanted to keep seeing him. Dr Kam regularly sees patients for cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, and eyelid procedures. He has performed over 1800 successful cataract operations to date, and is highly regarded amongst his peers for his teaching in this area.

He is a member of the Australian Medical Association and has authored many (20+) scientific articles, including a book chapter on cataract surgery

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Balwyn Eye Centre

55 Whitehorse Road
Deepdene VIC 3103

Special interests

  • Cataract and lens surgery

Education and training

  • Supervisor of Training, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Teaches Ophthalmology to Medical Students from the University of Melbourne


  • Cataract Surgery, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital


  • MBBS(Hons)
  • BMedSc(Hons)

Professional Associations

  • AMA
The Institute groups together surgical sub-specialties of dental, dermatology, opthalmology, oral and maxillofacial, otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat) and plastic surgery.