Dr Kini is a highly trained and experienced ophthalmologist based in Melbourne. In addition to managing all general ophthalmic conditions and complex adult cataracts, Dr Kini has sub-specialist interests in Paediatric ophthalmology, Strabismus and Neuro ophthalmology. He is one of the few ophthalmologists in the world to be fellowship trained in all these sub-specialties.
Dr Kini completed his basic medical and ophthalmology training in India, before moving to the UK after being awarded the prestigious ICO fellowship in Neuro ophthalmology at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Upon his return to India, he had a high volume cataract, paediatric and neuro ophthalmology private practice in Bangalore, in addition to public appointments in these sub-specialties. After working as a consultant ophthalmologist for 3 years in India, Dr Kini moved to Melbourne to complete a fellowship in complex strabismus at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Dr Kini has had extensive and varied experience in general ophthalmology and in his chosen sub-specialties spanning 13 years and 3 countries and he brings this wealth of experience to his practice. He loves working with children, and is particularly good at making children comfortable with ocular examination techniques using modern technology and gadgets, making an eye exam a pleasant experience.
Dr Kini has presented his work at various national and international meetings, and has many peer-reviewed publications to his name. He has been involved with training young surgeons in laser, strabismus and cataract surgery for the past 7 years. He is involved in training the Advanced Cataract Fellow at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne in managing difficult cataract surgery in adults.
In addition to his private practice in Frankston and Dandenong, Dr Kini has public appointments at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Austin Health and Monash Health.