Dr Rachel Li



Rachel Li

Dr Rachel Li is a Perth-based ophthalmologist at WA Eye Specialists (Murdoch, South Perth, Midland and Joondalup) and Fremantle Hospital. She is passionate about restoring vision and helping patients achieve the best level of vision possible.

Dr Li has special interests in:

  • Corneal surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Keratoconus and crosslinking
  • Eyelid and oculoplastic surgery
  • Refractive surgery


About Dr Rachel Li

Dr Li graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2012 and has undertaken her ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH). She completed an Advanced Cataract fellowship at the RVEEH in 2020. After obtaining her Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, she undertook further advanced subspecialty fellowship training in cornea and oculoplastics at the Royal Perth Hospital and cornea and refractive surgery at prestigious Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom.

Dr Rachel Li has extensive experience in cataract surgery and cornea graft surgeries, including penetrating keratoplasty. In addition, she has a special interest in partial thickness corneal transplants including Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) and Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK). She performs eyelid surgeries including post Mohs reconstruction, entropion and ectropion repair, blepharoplasty and ptosis repair.
She has presented at national and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.

She is fluent in both English and Chinese.

Specialist fellowship training

2022: Cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at Royal Manchester Eye Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom

2021: Cornea and oculoplastic surgery fellowship at The Royal Perth Hospital, Perth WA

2020: Cataract fellowship at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Victoria



Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) 2021

The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (University of Melbourne) 2012  

Ophthalmology Contributions


Invited speaker to Basic Physician Trainee Exam Workshop – 2021.

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Surgical Ophthalmology Service Research Committee – 2020.

Virtual Reality Simulation Trainer for GENEYE ‘Return to Surgery’ at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. This is designed to assist registrars and consultants to return to surgery after an absence from surgery – 2020.

Registrar of the Court, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Ophthalmic Basic Competencies and Knowledge Examinations – 2019.

Co-authored Ophthalmology papers submitted to leading international journals

Delivered oral and poster presentations at numerous conferences