Dr Cathryn Edrich
Dr Cathryn Edrich obtained her MB BS degree from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School,
London in 1993. After completing basic Ophthalmology residency training in London and higher surgical registrar
training in Edinburgh and Yorkshire, she was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in
1998. Dr Edrich then successfully completed advanced fellowship training in the field of Medical Retina at St
James’s University Hospital, Leeds and Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, UK. Following this Dr Edrich was awarded
the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) and was appointed consultant ophthalmologist at the
Hull & East Yorkshire Eye Teaching Hospital in 2005.
Dr Edrich has a special interest in diabetic eye-related disorders including screening and
treatment for diabetic retinopathy. Due to her specialist training in medical retina, Dr Edrich is able to offer
all the current treatments for macular degeneration as well as providing a cataract surgery service where she also
has extensive experience.
Dr Edrich has extended maternal family connections in Australia. She gained Australian
citizenship in 1993 soon after completing a period of elective study in Ophthalmology at the Royal North Shore
Hospital, Sydney. The decision to emigrate from the UK to Australia with her family in 2007 was therefore an easy
one. Dr Edrich took up a post as Staff Specialist in Ophthalmology at the Gold Coast Hospital in March 2007and
gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO). Dr Edrich has a
keen interest in teaching and training medical students from Griffith and Bond Universities as well as teaching
junior doctors at the Gold Coast Hospital. Dr Edrich is a Senior lecturer in Ophthalmology for Griffith University
and is also an examiner for the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).
Dr Edrich is happy to offer services at the Vision Centre for acute and chronic general eye
emergency conditions, cataract surgery, diabetic retinal disease and age related macular degeneration.