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Clinical Associate Professor Smita Agarwal


  • Ophthalmology

Clinical Associate Professor Smita Agarwal is a comprehensive ophthalmologist based on the South Coast of NSW, Australia. She is the Head of Ophthalmology Department at Shellharbour and Wollongong Public Hospitals in NSW. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Graduate Medicine, University of Wollongong and lectures at the University of Sydney.

Dr Agarwal provides comprehensive ophthalmology services. She conducts clinics from her rooms in Wollongong, Nowra and Barrack Heights and also works at several public and private hospitals located at Shellharbour, Wollongong, Nowra and Hurstville.She specialises in cataract and refractive surgery and has interest in corneal cross-linking for progressive Keratoconus, Glaucoma and age related macular degeneration.

Dr.Agarwal is actively involved in teaching and mentoring medical students. She also teaches registrars and interns at public hospitals and regularly conducts continuing medical education seminars for doctors and Optometrists. She has taught eye surgery including cataract surgery to ophthalmology registrars at Westmead Eye Hospital.

Dr.Agarwal has published research papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented lectures in Australia and at International ophthalmology meetings and conferences. She has been an invited speaker at prestigious ophthalmology meetings and seminars nationally and internationally.She presented a paper at Acres,Washington in April 2018.

Originally from India, Dr.Agarwal graduated from King George's Medical College in Lucknow, India with a Bachelor of Medicine degree.She completed her ophthalmology training at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia gaining RANZCO fellowship in 2006. Being passionate about cataract surgery, she went on to do an advanced fellowship for another year in Melbourne before moving back to Sydney. She has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Refractive Surgery at the University of Sydney.

Dr.Agarwal is well respected in the field of ophthalmology. She regularly participates in conferences and she has been invited to speak at a number of events including:

  • Alcon Sales meetings representatives (2017, 2018)
  • Glaukos meeting – MIGS (2018)
  • Wollongong Eye Specialists Optometrists Education Evening, biannual event, (2011 – Current)
  • Wollongong and Nowra Consulting Rooms
  • South Coast Medical Forum, (2016, 2017)
  • Illawarra GP Association (2016)
  • AUSCRS NOOSA (2015)
  • Alcon Synergeyes Conference Sydney (2015)
  • Shoalhaven Medical Association South Coast NSW (2014)
  • Alcon ophthalmology Registrars Meet, Sydney (2014)
  • Eye Advance Focus 2014 (20th Anniversary Congress) ITC Maratha, Hyatt Regency & Hilton Mumbai India (2014)

Dr. Agarwal has a strong interest in community regularly donates her time. She has provided free ophthalmology services in Fiji, India, Peru and Cambodia over the last few years.


PO Box 5488 Wollongong NSW 2520 Australia

Phone: (02) 4227 6388
Fax: (02) 4227 6399