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Dr Ian C Reddie


Vitreoretinal Surgeon & Physician
Specialist Ophthalmologist

Dr Ian C Reddie is currently the only fellowship-trained medical and surgical retina specialist in Townsville.  An internationally published scientific author, Dr Reddie is an acknowledged expert in the field of medical and surgical retina and ocular inflammatory disease.

In addition to his private practice, Dr Reddie also serves the community through his work at The Townsville Hospital, where he serves as the Department of Ophthalmology’s Clinical Director.  He also holds an appointment as Adjunct Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at James Cook University.

In his clinic at TTH, patients come from all over North Queensland: Cairns, the Gulf of Carpentaria and Cape York, west into the Northern Territory, the Torres Strait, and every place in between.  He is the closest retina specialist for all these communities.  His aim is to provide world-class retina care to all patients in the greater northern region.

After completing specialist and fellowship training in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, Dr Reddie returned with his family to Townsville in 2012, bringing his surgical and diagnostic expertise to serve the people of North Queensland.  He passionately believes in the local availability of services that are taken for granted in capital cities.

Dr Reddie is a native North Queenslander with deep family connections to the region.  His family were tin miners in the Kangaroo Hills district (past Paluma and Hidden Valley), before moving to the area between Richmond and Winton where they operated a succession of sheep properties.  For the past 25 years, Dr Reddie’s parents were graziers in the Hughenden district and more recently they have retired to a farm outside Malanda.

Before studying to become a doctor, Dr Reddie had a successful career as a solicitor in Brisbane, where he worked at McCullough Robertson – Queensland’s largest independent law firm.  Working in the commercial litigation division, his practice focussed on trade practices, professional regulation and administrative law.

In 1998 Dr Reddie was admitted to study medicine at The University of Queensland, graduating in 2001. He was President of the University of Queensland Medical Society in 2000.

Before commencing specialty training, Dr Reddie worked as a rural generalist at the Gympie and Atherton hospitals, as a GP trainee.  During this time he met Dr Kelly, who encouraged his interest in ophthalmology.

Recognising his commitment to rural and regional practice, Dr Reddie was accepted into the ophthalmology training programme in New South Wales based at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Sydney.  He also worked at the Sydney Childrens’ Hospital, and Sydney Eye Hospital.  During his four years of training in Sydney, his surgical aptitude and commitment to excellence was recognised and fostered by his teachers: after completing his final specialist exams, he was encouraged to undertake an additional two years of sub-specialist training in medical and surgical retina at the prestigious Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, and the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital in Melbourne.

Special interests and expertise:

  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular hole
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Diabetic retinopathy including complex tractional detachments
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Routine and complex cataract surgery including premium IOLs
  • Inherited retinal dystrophies and degeneration
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Uveitis and inflammatory eye disease
  • Ocular trauma
  • Complex eye disease including previous surgery
  • Sutured intraocular lens for aphakia
  • Ocular oncology and intraocular tumours
  • Indigenous eye health


  • Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
  • Australian & New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists (ANZSRS)
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS).  Read Dr Reddie’s profile on the ASRS website by clicking here.
  • Oceanic Retina Association
  • American Society for Ocular Trauma


Telephone07 4775 6686

Facsimile07 4775 6550


Suite 1, 132-134 Ross River Road, Mundingburra Qld 4812

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