Dr Nathan Kerr is one of Melbourne's best cataract surgeons

Dr Nathan Kerr

Dr Kerr is passionate about helping people with glaucoma and cataract see well for life.

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Dr Nathan Kerr is one of Australia's leading specialists in minimally invasive cataract and glaucoma surgery

World-class Care

Dr Kerr completed a prestigious fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, the world's first eye hospital, ensuring you receive the very best diagnosis and treatment available.

Experienced Surgeon

Dr Kerr is an experienced cataract and glaucoma surgeon. He is comfortable managing the most complex cases and has trained numerous surgeons in innovative surgical techniques.

Expert in MIGS

Dr Kerr is an international expert in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). These procedures can be performed with or without cataract surgery to lower eye pressure and reduce the need for glaucoma eye drops.

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Australia's First

Dr Kerr was the first Australian surgeon to be certified in the use of the XEN Gel Stent and the first Australian to insert the CyPass Micro-Stent and InnFocus MicroShunt.

  • Qualifications

    Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
    Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (2015)

    Doctor of Medicine
    University of Auckland (2013)

    Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education
    University of Auckland (2011)

    Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
    University of Auckland (2004)

    Bachelor of Human Biology
    University of Auckland (2001)



  • Fellowships and Training

    Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery Trials Fellow
    Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom (2016)

    Clinical Glaucoma Fellow
    Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (2015)

    Chief Registrar
    Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (2014)

    Ophthalmology Registrar
    Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (2010-13)

    Glaucoma and Optic Nerve Research Fellow
    University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (2008-9)


  • Appointments

    Glaucoma Specialist and Cataract Surgeon
    Eye Surgery Associates

    Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist
    Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

    Principal Investigator, Glaucoma
    Centre for Eye Research Australia

    Glaucoma Section Editor
    Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

  • Publications

    Recent Publications

    Kerr NM; Lim S; Simos M; Ward T, 2021. Primary Needling of the Ab Interno Gelatin Microstent Reduces Postoperative Needling and Follow-up Requirements. Ophthalmol Glaucoma.

    Healey PR; Clement CI; Kerr NM; Tilden D; Aghajanian L, 2021. Standalone iStent Trabecular Micro-bypass Glaucoma Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Glaucoma 30(7):606-620

    Atik A; Barton K; Azuara-Blanco A; Kerr NM, 2021. Health economic evaluation in ophthalmology.  Br J Ophthalmol 105(5):602-607

    Hooshmand J; Rothschild P; Allen P; Kerr NM; Vote BJ; Toh T, 2019. Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery: Comparison of iStent with iStent inject in primary open angle glaucoma.  Clin Exp Ophthalmol 47(7):898-903

    See a complete listing on PubMed or Google Scholar


  • Awards

    Best Scientific Poster
    American Academy of Ophthalmology (2016)

    Best Scientific Paper Finalist
    RANZCO Annual Scientific Congress (2015)

    James McBride White Prize
    Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumni (2011)

    Young Scientist of the Year Finalist
    MacDiarmid Institute (2010)

    Best Scientific Paper
    RANZCO Annual Scientific Congress (2010)

    Sir Douglas Robb Prize
    University of Auckland (2005)

    Senior Prize
    University of Auckland (2001)

Dr Nathan Kerr, Glaucoma Specialist Melbourne and leading cataract surgeon

Why choose Dr Kerr

You can trust Dr Kerr to look after your eyesight

Focused on your eye health

Dr Kerr is dedicated to helping you see better and making your vision last a lifetime

Personalised care

Because no two eyes are the same, Dr Kerr will recommend the treatment that's right for you

Latest treatment options

As a leading specialist, Dr Kerr can offer you the latest treatments available

Putting your comfort first

Being a little nervous is natural, so Dr Kerr takes the time to really listen, explain, and care

Committed to results

Dr Kerr always strives to achieve the best results

Passionate about eye care

Dr Kerr loves what he does and enjoys helping improve your vision

Experience exceptional care

Your eyes are precious. Experience the very best treatments delivered with outstanding care and compassion.

How Dr Kerr can help you

Talk to Dr Kerr about the latest treatments to improve your eyesight and help your vision last a lifetime

Advanced Cataract Surgery

  • Laser precision
  • No needle anaesthesia
  • No pain
  • No stitches
  • No eye patch
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Glaucoma Laser

  • Designed to lower eye pressure
  • Gentle 
  • Painless 
  • Takes only a few minutes
Learn more about glaucoma

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

  • Designed to lower eye pressure
  • Less invasive
  • No stitches
  • Faster recovery
  • May reduce need for eye drops
Learn more about MIGS
note Any surgical procedure carries risks. Make an appointment with Dr Kerr to discuss the full risks and benefits based on your eye condition.

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