Dr Nathan Nielsen is commencing practice as an ophthalmologist at Precision Eye Clinic, Hobart, in August 2019.
Dr Nielsen completed his secondary schooling in rural Queensland, before training as an optometrist at the Queensland University of Technology. He then practiced as a full-time optometrist in Coffs Harbour, NSW, for 3 years, before returning to the University of Queensland to complete his medical degree. After working across Queensland as a junior doctor, he moved to Sydney to complete his ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital. During this time, he had the opportunity to rotate through the Royal Hobart Hospital, and has been looking forward to settling here with his family ever since.
Nathan is now returning from an 18-month comprehensive ophthalmology fellowship at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, in the United Kingdom. During his time there, he completed subspecialty training in Paediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Glaucoma, and Oculoplastic surgery. In addition, he is skilled in the management of cataract, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration. He plans to utilise this broad range of skills to provide high quality, integrated patient care considering all aspects of their ocular health. He has a friendly, down-to-earth nature, and enjoys working with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes for their unique requirements.