Since 1974

Now bulk billing

This office is open for bookings while respecting the Covid-19 guidelines of the app check in, face masks, hand sanitiser and social distancing.

My Practice 

Dr Bruce Munro runs the oldest continuously operated Ophthalmology practice in Geelong. Since 1974, the practice has been located at 338 Ryrie Street, close to University Hospital Geelong.

Dr Munro has an understanding of Ophthalmology based on his many years of experience and offers expert advice on medical and surgical treatment for all eye conditions whilst using some of the most up-to-date equipment.

Since 2006, Dr Munro has ceased cataract surgery but continues to specialize in the diagnosis of glaucoma, cataract, red eyes and macular degeneration. Dr Munro also performs YAG laser iridotomy, capsulotomy and minor eyelid surgery.

Limited free parking is available, with wheelchair access, via Sydney Parade.

What Happens At Your Visit?

For many patients, on arrival, a peripheral field test will be performed by a trained attendant before Dr Munro performs an OCT scan of discs, macula and side vision, plus a photo of the retina avoiding the use of dilating drops in most cases.

However, if dilation is needed, then drops will be used in only one eye per visit if you are driving yourself.

Duration for attendance of over an hour may be necessary, as some problems can take longer to resolve than others.

Dr Bruce Munro

After many years in solo practice, I continue to help manage eye problems using the most modern equipment and now help with the clinical education of optometry students from Deakin University.

I was educated locally by a scholarship to Geelong Grammar School. I then studied medicine at Melbourne University on a Commonwealth scholarship and was in residence at Trinity College. In 1964, I graduated MB BS, followed by two years internship at Royal Melbourne Hospital. I worked in London for five years including study at The Royal College of Surgeons, The Royal London Hospital, Western General Ophthalmic Hospital and Outpatient clinics at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and I obtained my Diploma in Ophthalmology from The Royal College of Physicians in 1970.

Returning to Australia, I had attachment to Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne for two years. I passed the examinations for both Australian College of Surgeons in 1972 and Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists in 1973. I was also awarded Fellowship of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists in England.

I returned to Geelong in 1974 and commenced Ophthalmology work with Drs Jim Bishop, Joe Robinson and Max Morton. Since then, Geelong has had the additional progressive benefit in Ophthalmology of Drs Barry Lansdell (deceased), Patrick Lockie, J Ben Clark, Andrew Narita, Leisha Riddington, Ian Routley, Mark Whiting, Tarney Spencer, Merv Ferdinands, Anna Pang, Trent Roydhouse, David Fabinyi and Rod O’Day.

We meet twice every four weeks for a Monday morning clinical case presentation and a Wednesday morning journal club discussion. I am a regular attendee at Ophthalmology congresses in England and Australia. I complete the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmology annual requirements for continuing professional development. I ceased surgery in December 2006 and have continued as a Consultant Ophthalmologist with association for teaching in the Outpatient Department of University Hospital Geelong.

I was appointed as Associate Professor – Clinical in September 2014 to the teaching staff at Deakin Medical School, and optometry students attend my rooms to gain clinical experience with my patients.

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