Dr Andrew Jones is a Principal at Precision Eye Clinic where he specialises in vitreoretinal, cataract surgery and the management of medical retina conditions. This includes the management of age-related macular degeneration through injectable therapies, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachments, macular holes and epiretinal membrane.
He arrived in Hobart in October 2011 to set up a vitreoretinal service for Southern Tasmania and continues to maintain links with the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne.
He gained his medical qualification from the University of Pretoria, graduating in 1999. After a year working in the township hospitals of Cape Town he relocated to the UK to train as an ophthalmologist. Following completion of his registrar training at the University Hospital of Wales, he spent a further 2 years doing a medical and surgical retina fellowship between the University Hospital of Wales and Singleton Hospital Swansea. He then undertook a further vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne. He has maintained his links with the Eye and Ear Hospital and has an ongoing specialist appointment as a visiting medical officer to the Vitreo-Retinal department. He is involved in the teaching and training of junior eye surgeons and retinal specialists.