Dr Brad Johnson

Dr Brad Johnson is a retinal and cataract specialist

Our surgeon, Dr Brad Johnson FRANZCO MBBS (Hons), BMedSci (Hons), is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology.

Originally from Greenwood, Dr Johnson graduated with honours from UWA medical school in 2001 and undertook his specialist ophthalmology training in Western Australia until 2008. In 2009, he was offered a Medical Retina Fellowship at the prestigious 200 year-old Bristol Eye Hospital. There he worked alongside world-renowned retinal specialists, Professor Andrew Dick FRCOphth and Dr Clare Bailey FRCOphth.  

During his retinal fellowship, Dr Johnson gained cutting-edge experience in retinal diseases such as:

  • Age-related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)
  • Retinal Vascular Disease (such as retinal vein occlusions)
  • Diabetic retinopathy.

Dr Johnson is also a highly accomplished and experienced cataract surgeon, having completed his first cataract procedure in 2003. He now has one of the most significant cataract practices in Western Australia and provides these services in several hospitals using the latest intraocular lens technology and equipment. His aim is always to provide the highest possible vision outcomes in the safest possible way.

In late 2011 Dr Johnson opened Northern Eye Surgeons. This has now become one of the largest ophthalmology practices in the northern suburbs of Perth specialising in treatment of macular degeneration, cataract surgery, pterygium surgery and the treatment of diabetic retinopathy. Since NES was founded, Dr Johnson has performed over 17,000 successful procedures.

Dr Johnson has been previously been an executive board member and secretary/treasurer for the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists.

Research / Conference Presentations

Dr Johnson has published several papers in peer reviewed journals and has presented on many occasions at conferences. He is a regular speaker for educational events to ophthalmologists, optometrists and general practitioners.

Dr Johnson has been involved in several large international multicentre research trials including the following:

  • IVAN trial: Investigating the relative effects of ranibizumab and bevacizumab on Neovascular (wet) Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
  • Merlot trial: Investigating the effects of brachytherapy (ionising radiation) on Neovascular (wet) Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
  • DEGAS trial: Investigating the effects of PF-04523655 versus conventional laser therapy into diabetic maculopathy.

Current memberships

Dr Johnson is a member of several professional groups, including:

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists
  • Australian Society of Ophthalmologists
  • Australian Medical Association
  • American Association of Ophthalmology.

Hospital Accreditation

Dr Johnson operates at: