Dr Nick Toalster is an ophthalmologist with advanced training in cataract, corneal and glaucoma microsurgeries. He is excited to return to Queensland, his home state, to offer the latest pioneering techniques for patients. He completed degrees in both optometry as well as medicine and surgery, both with honours, at the Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland, respectively. Dr Toalster trained as an ophthalmologist in Sydney and has worked from as far as rural indigenous communities in the Northern Territory to rural New South Wales and a number of major hospitals in Sydney and Melbourne. He then went on to complete an additional two years of subspecialty fellowships in the latests treatments for glaucoma, cornea and anterior segment disease.
As both an optometrist and an ophthalmologist Dr Toalster is particularly well placed to lead the emerging field of eye disease comanagment, having helped develop one of the leading glaucoma comanagement programs run through the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital. As well as being a corneal transplant surgeon, Dr Toalster was part of the team that developed the latest, groundbreaking non-grafting treatments for corneal degenerative disease at the Sydney Eye Hospital. He is excited to introduce these new treatment paradigms for Queensland patients.
In addition to his clinical work both at Okko Eye Specialists and the Royal Brisbane & Womens Hospital, Dr Toalster is keenly involved in ocular research having published on a wide range of subjects, from anti-VEGF treatment of macular degeneration to glaucoma management and corneal disease. He is particularly passionate about training the next generation of eye care professionals and currently sits on the RANZCO board of examiners and the Committee for Diversity and Inclusiveness.