Associate Professor Lyndell Lim was appointed Head of the Ocular Immunology Clinic at the Eye and Ear Hospital in 2014, and concurrently holds the position of Head of the Clinical Trials Research Unit at the Centre for Eye Research Australia. Associate Professor Lim is a consultant ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon specialising in ocular inflammatory disease and medical retina disease.

As an Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne, Associate Professor Lim has over 20 years’ experience as an ophthalmologist, authored over 160 peer reviewed published articles and has presented at conferences all over the world. She has been involved in national and international research collaborations and holds leadership and advocacy roles across the globe.


2019 – Winner, Gerard Crock Trophy for best paper at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney

2017 – 2019 – NHMRC Development Grant (GNT1122132) – Harnessing anticalin technology as a multi-targeted treatment approach for vision loss, Role: CIC

2017 – Felton Trust Grant (FELT2017S079) – Investigating diabetic retinopathy in pregnancy in women with pre-existing diabetes mellitus. Role: CIA

2017 – 2019 – JDRF Research Grant (3-SRA-2018-530-M-B) Role: CIB

2016 – 2019 – NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (GNT1109330) – Improving visual outcomes in patients with Diabetic Macular Oedema undergoing Cataract Surgery: A prospective randomised clinical trial (the DiMECat Trial), Role: CIA

2016 – Ramaciotti Health Investment Grant – Improving cataract surgery outcomes in patients with Diabetic Macular Oedema Role: CIA

2014 – 2015 – Diabetes Australia Research Trust Grant – Randomised trial of intravitreal triamcinolone vs. bevacizumab at the time of cataract surgery outcomes in patients with Diabetic Macular Oedema Role: CIA