It can take a long time to get an appointment to see a doctor here, and when you are worried about your child's eyes you don't want to wait 8-12 weeks to be seen. So in an effort to reduce waiting times, and to service the local community better we have welcomed Dr Trent Sandercoe to the Children's Eye Centre this year. Dr Sandercoe will be working with us on Thursdays and Fridays. Please read his bio below if you would like to know how and where he completed his training. We will also be welcoming Devica Apriyani, Orthoptist, to assist Jess and Wendy with seeing the patients and doing a preliminary workup. Devica will be returning to Sydney in April and will start soon after. We have renovated the car park and added office space to accommodate the extra staff and patients.
Prior to starting medicine Dr Sandercoe completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours at Sydney University in 1997. In the following years Dr Sandercoe embarked on a PhD looking at Retinal Vascular Development at Sydney University. He simultaneously completed this with his medical degree at the same university in 2005.
Dr Sandercoe started his prevocational training at Westmead Hospital in 2005 and completed his Ophthalmology Training at Sydney Eye Hospital in 2011 and was awarded FRANZCO after completing a General Ophthalmology Fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital in 2012. He completed a Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane from 2013 to mid 2014. He then undertook a Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital until mid 2015.He was award a RANZCO travel scholarship for this period. Upon returning to Australia he worked at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane as a locum staff specialist before returning to Sydney.
Throughout his training and fellowships he has been involved in the teaching of medical students, other non ophthalmic medical professionals, including the Rural Vocational Training Scheme for General Practitioners, as well as supervision of registrars, and has several publications.
Dr Sandercoe lives locally with his wife and son.
Devica graduated from the University of Sydney in 2014 with a Masters of Orthoptics. She began working for the Children's Eye Centre in April 2016 and she will work on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. She is a member of Orthoptics Australia and is a registered orthoptist on the Australian Orthoptic Board. Before joining Children's Eye Centre, she worked as an Orthoptist in Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. She speaks fluent Indonesian and basic conversational Mandarin.