Dr. David Woo

FRANZCO, MMed (Ophth.Sci), MBBS, BSc(Med)

Dr David Woo is an Ophthalmic and Oculoplastics surgeon based in Sydney. He completed his specialist training through Sydney Eye Hospital and qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO). Dr Woo underwent further advanced sub-specialty training in Oculoplastics in the United Kingdom as well as in large Oculoplastics centres in Asia. In addition to completing his medical degree from the University of New South Wales, he has also completed a Master’s degree in Ophthalmic sciences (post-graduate) from the Sydney University.

As a current fellow of RANZCO, Dr Woo is focused on delivering excellent patient-centred care. He is also committed to ongoing Ophthalmic clinical research and has actively attended international conferences and published various research papers in peer review journals.

Dr Woo's Expertise

Dr David Woo is a certified Ophthalmologist with specialisation into the field of Oculoplastics. The combination of these skillsets allow him to expertly treat both aesthetic conditions around the eye as well as ophthalmic conditions within the eye. His interests include performing eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) for saggy eyelids or eyebags, blepharoplasty for Asian eyelids, correction of eyelid malpositions (droopy eyelids, ectropions and entropions) as well as treatment for various medical conditions of the eye such as cataracts.

Dr Woo is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

What is an Oculoplastic surgeon?

Ophthalmologists are doctors who specialise into the field of medicine that encompasses all aspects of eye care (medical, surgical and optical). Oculoplastics surgeons are qualified Ophthalmologists who undergo further subspecialised training in treating conditions of the tissues and bones around the eye. They may perform reconstructive as well as cosmetic procedures around the eye and mid to upper face region.


Clinical Training

  • The Royal Berkshire Hospital – Berkshire NHS Trust, Reading, U.K.
  • National Taiwan University & Chinese Medical University Hospital – Taiwan.
  • The Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University – Wenzhou, China.
  • The Sydney Eye Hospital – Sydney, Australia
  • NSW Health (Public hospital services) – Sydney, Australia

Academic positions

  • University of Sydney (USyd) – Clinical Associate Lecturer (2015-18).
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW) – Conjoint Associate Lecturer (2012-13).


Lin Y, Chen B, Woo D, Lee J, Liu, J, Zhu X, Chen X. An integrated and stepwise epicanthoplasty combined with blepharoplasty in Chinese patients. Aesthetic Plast Surg: Mar 2020.

Wang H, Zheng J, Zheng Q, Yang F, Ye C, Woo D, Jhnaji V, Chen W. Incidence and risk factors of new onset endotheliitis after cataract surgery. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 ;59(12):5210-5216

Lin Y, He Y, Woo D, Chen B, Zhu X, Liu J, Chen X. Tumescent Liposuction Combined With Power-Assisted Dermal Curettage Through Small Incisions for Axillary Osmidrosis. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2020.

Yun S, Woo D, Chong, C, Liu, Y, Francis KE, Agar A, Francis IC. Utilisation of a novel test to measure severity and treatment efficacy of posterior blepharitis. J Ophthalmol. Jul 2015.

Woo D, Healey P, Graham S, Goldberg I. Intraocular pressure lowering medications and long term outcomes of selective laser trabeculoplasty. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. Oct 2014

Woo D, Ooi K, Sandbach J, Joshua F. Mixed connective tissue disease complicated by retinal vasculitis and the relationship with Fragile-X Syndrome. Open J Ophthalmol. Apr 2013.

Woo D, Leong J, Waring D, Sharma A, Martin P. Orbital gastrointestinal stromal tumour metastasis. Orbit. 2012, 31(2):129-131.

Woo D, Rogers S, Leong J, Clement C, Kourt G. Spontaneous orbital haemorrhage secondary to barotrauma. Orbit. 2012, Early Online: 1 – 3.