Meet Our Surgeons
Dr Heathcote R Wright
Cataract and Glaucoma Surgeon
Dr Heathcote Wright graduated from Univeristy of Queensland Medical School in 2000. He undertook his residency in North Queensland before returning to his native Melbourne to complete a PhD with Professor Hugh Taylor AC at the University of Melbourne.
He completed his advanced surgical training in ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in 2011 before heading to Bristol Eye Hospital to complete a fellowship in glaucoma surgery.
Dr Nima Pakrou
Cataract and Oculoplastic Surgeon
MBBS (Hons), MMed, FRANZCO
Dr Nima Pakrou graduated from the University of Adelaide with Honours in 2001, and was ranked first in his graduation year. He subsequently accomplished a Masters of Medicine through the University of Sydney.
He completed his advanced surgical training in ophthalmology through the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in 2010. Following this, he undertook a further two years of sub-specialty training in the UK, in the areas of oculoplastics and lacrimal surgery, as well as retinal and intraocular inflammatory diseases.https://www.mces.melbourne
Meet Our Team
Shynade joined the team in late 2016. She has worked for 7 years in eye-care including being the inaugural practice manager at MCES. She has become passionately involved in eye care, working as an “all-rounder”, including, assisting with eye procedures and injections, managing surgical bookings, clinical testing and administrative work.
Shynade is outgoing, making her easily approachable. She will aim to ensure you have a pleasurable and positive experience when visiting MCES.
After 5 years in Tasmania, Shynade and long term partner moved to Melbourne to allow him to pursue a career in finance. She is the youngest of three children, owns a cat, Addie, and is a keen runner.
Head Clinical Assistant
Julia completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Orthoptics Degree at La Trobe University in 2016. In her final year of study, Julia undertook clinical placements at private practices and public hospitals where she acquired valuable experience and knowledge in many areas of eye care.
Her responsibilities include: general, retinal, Oculoplastics, intraocular lens calculation for cataract surgery, assisting in Intravitreal injections and performing IPL treatment on patients with dry eyes.
Julia is part of a family of six and takes care of three energetic younger brothers. On her days off, Julia enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, always seeking to have adventurous outings. She also speaks Vietnamese.
Jade is a local Melbournian who, after adventuring to the coastal town of Coff’s Harbour in NSW to experience life outside of the hustle and bustle of Melbourne, ventured into the field of Ophthalmology. In her new work she found a sense of enjoyment that had previously been lacking in her jobs. She works both in a clinical and administrative capacity, and is currently furthering her knowledge and qualifications in eye care.
Her friendly demeanour and bright and smiling face will greet you as you enter the practice. In her life away from work Jade enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring new places and trying new things.
Originally from Ireland, Paula has now settled in Melbourne with her Australian partner. Although studying Literature and Theatre at university Paula has found a love and passion for working within the field of health and ophthalmic care. She gained most of her experience in a large eye clinic in Bathurst, NSW and continued work in Victoria.
Previously Paula has worked in both an administration and clinical capacity and loves nothing more than making a patient feel welcome, comfortable and cared for.
In her life away from work Paula loves to travel, enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking, biking and walking her dog, Rory!