Oculoplastics / Ophthalmic Surgeon
Dr Freny Kalapesi – BSc(Med), MBBS, PhD, FRANCO
Dr Kalapesi graduated medicine from the University of New South Wales. After this, Dr Kalapesi undertook prevocational work at Westmead and Prince of Wales Hospitals in Sydney. She undertook her Part 1 Ophthalmology Examinations during this period and then achieved a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD (2002-2007), at the University of New South Wales in basic laboratory ophthalmic research. Freny trained as an Ophthalmology Registrar (2005-2010) based at the Prince Of Wales Hospital, Randwick, the workplace of the well-renowned Fred Hollows.
Dr Kalapesi recently undertook 2 years of further fellowship experience in the United Kingdom. Her first fellowship was at the Royal United Hospital, Bath in General Ophthalmology with experience in cataract, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, strabismus, paediatrics but with a special interest in oculoplastics.
After this Dr Kalapesi took on her second fellowship at the Bristol Eye Hospital, as the Oculoplastics and Orbital fellow. During this year, she gained vast surgical experience in the management of lid, lacrimal and orbital conditions. She was an investigator for the CIRTED Trial investigating the role of immunosuppression and radiotherapy in thyroid eye disease. She also hosted weekly multidisciplinary orbital meetings. Dr Kalapesi attended 17 international meetings, 11 courses, presented at 6 meetings and trained registrars whilst in the United Kingdom. She has published 13 articles on various topics in ophthalmology.
- Lid malpositions
- Ptosis, ectropion, entropion, lid retraction
- Periocular Skin Cancers
- Excision and Reconstructions
- The Watery Eye/ Epiphora
- Facial Nerve palsy
- Lid loading, lower lid elevation, midface lifts
- Thyroid Eye Disease
- Management of Active Inflammatory disease with medical & other therapies
- Surgical Management of Lid/ Strabismus and Orbital Sequelae
- Orbital Inflammatory Disease
- Sarcoid/ Wegeners/ IgG4/ idiopathic…
- Orbital Malignancy
- Socket management
- Cataract Surgery
- Blepharoplasty of the upper or lower eyelids
- Rejuvenative surgery
- Use of Botox/ Fillers
- All aspects of General Ophthalmology