Dr Tze Lai

Adj A/Professor – Curtin University
“I have extensive academic and surgical expertise in Cataract and Glaucoma management as well as an active interest in the treatment of Macular Degeneration, with the aim of achieving ophthalmic excellence for each individual patient.”
– Dr Tze Lai

Specialist training and consulting

Dr Lai completed the qualifications and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2009.

In 2009 Dr Lai earned her FRANZCO distinction, recognised as a Specialist Ophthalmologist.

The distinction is only awarded to specialist surgeons who have completed a minimum of 12 years medical and surgical education, with at least 5 years of specialist postgraduate Ophthalmology training and successful completion of examinations set by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).

Renowned Surgical Fellowship in Advanced Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery at University of Toronto, Canada 2007

Sub-specialized in complex Cataract surgery and Glaucoma surgery
(including Minimal Invasive Glaucoma and Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery).

Worked as past consultant Ophthalmologist at Fremantle Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital.

Dr Lai was the first female eye surgeon to use bladeless LenSx laser-assisted cataract surgery in Western Australia – 2012.


Adj A/Professor – Curtin University.


Flinders University:
Master of Primary Health Care – Flinders University, South Australia – 2002.


University of Tasmania:
Graduated from medical School with Honours – 1998.
Bachelor of Medical Science – 1995.



Awarded the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Postgraduate Fellowship Scholarship
Advanced cataract and minimal invasive glaucoma surgery – University of Toronto, Canada 2007.

Flinders University:
Industry award for Masters degree for advancement of Ophthalmology public health and community care – 2002.


University of Tasmania:
Deans Roll of Excellence Award.
Graduated from medical school with Honours – 1995.
Undergraduate Fellowship Prizes Exams for:
Ophthalmology | Surgery | Orthopaedics.

Ophthalmology Contributions


Dr Lai and Dr Wu were the first surgeons to introduce Zepto Micropulse Capsulotomy-assisted Cataract surgery in Western Australia – 2017.
Find out more at – www.zepto-cataract.com

Lectures, Surgery demonstrations and Teaching of Cataract Phacoemulsification surgery and Glaucoma surgery to Ophthalmology Surgeons and medical students in Western Australia and Canada.

Screening trips to Broome, Carnarvon and Kimberleys, through the Western Australia Lions Save Sight program.

Undergraduate Ophthalmology Examiner.

Has published many Ophthalmology articles in peer-reviewed journals, and presented them at a number of international and national scientific meetings, including:
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) congresses
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) annual conferences.

Reviewer for peer-reviewed scientific journals in Australia.

Professional memberships/affiliations


Australian Society of Cataract Refractive Surgeons (AUSCRS).

Australian & New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists.

Other professional affiliations include:

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
  • Australian & New Zealand Glaucoma Interest Group (ANZGIG)
  • Independent Ophthalmic Network (ION)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Alumni
  • Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA).