Dr Kai Goh (MBBS (Hons), FRANZCO)

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Dr Kai Goh is a highly accomplished eye surgeon who has over 22 years experience in performing ophthalmic surgery. To date, he has treated over 25,000 successful cases of cataracts and glaucoma.

As a local graduate who obtained an MBBS with Honours in 1993 from the University of Western Australia, he undertook his fellowship training in ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. He then undertook clinical fellowships in some of the most renowned ophthalmology institutes in the UK and the USA. This includes the Devers and Casey Eye Institutes in Portland, USA where he sub-specialised in cataract surgery and glaucoma. His research at the Devers and Casey Eye Institutes were published in several peer review journals such as the Journal of Glaucoma.

Returning back to Perth in 2002, Dr Kai Goh has performed a large number of cataract and glaucoma and general ophthalmology procedures, including intravitreal injections for wet macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. His other expertise include blepharoplasty (for droopy eyelids), pterygium (sun damaged eyes) and other eyelid operations.

Dr Kai Goh consults at St John of God Hospital in Murdoch. He operates at St John of God Murdoch hospital, Bentley Hospital, and the Perth Eye Hospital in West Perth. Along with his extensive experience in the field of cataract surgeries, Dr Goh is well-regarded for his expertise in LensSx Laser Cataract Surgery. He was the first person to conduct this procedure in Perth.

He speaks English, Cantonese, Malay and Indonesian.

Dr Kai Goh is married, and has two children, who all enjoy a variety of hobbies and interests, including tennis, hiking, and playing sports.


* General Exhibition Award (awarded to top 20 students)

* Special Exhibition Award (top ranking student examination in WA)

* Emele Bradshaw Vance Prize in Medicine 1988

* Emele Bradshaw Vance Prize in Physiology 1988

* John and Louisa Cowcher Prize in Anatomy 1988

* DP Clement Prize 1988

* Boots Proprietary Limited Prize in Physiology 1988

* Navaretnam Prize in Medicine Microbiology 1989

* Linton Prize in Ophthalmology and the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists Undergraduate Medal 1991 (awarded to the most outstanding student in undergraduate Ophthalmology)

* Helen Jane Lamard Prize in Internal Medicine 1992 (awarded to the most outstanding candidate in Internal Medicine in the University of Western Australia)

In the Media

Below are some of the images from Dr Kai Goh’s groundbreaking LensSx Cataract Surgery – the first in Western Australia. Click here to read the article from The West Australian newspaper in regards to this procedure.