Dr Leslie Manning MBBS, FRACS, FRANZCO
Watkins Medical Centre
Level 5, 225 Wickham Terrace
BRISBANE QLD 4000
07 3839 9280
07 3832 4295
Dr Les Manning is an Ophthalmic Surgeon who graduated from the University of Queensland in 1971. After four years as a medical officer in the Royal Australian Navy he undertook post graduate specialist studies and training in General Surgery including neurosurgery, plastic surgery, and ENT. This was followed by further specialist Ophthalmic Surgery training at the Mater Hospital, RBH and PAH with additional training under Prof Fred Hollows in WA, obtaining his Fellowship in 1980.
After completion of training he was awarded the RANZCO travelling Fellowship and undertook further studies in the area of Vitreo-Retinal surgery in the US.
On return to Australia Dr Manning was instrumental in establishing Queensland’s first Vitreo-Retinal unit at the Mater hospital restoring vision to many hundreds of blind patients. During this time he held the position of Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Queensland. He has also actively contributed to his professional college as an examiner for the FANZCO Fellowship Examinations, and as Chairman of the Queensland Branch of RANZCO, in addition to organising Queensland State Branch Scientific Meetings.
Dr Manning is in private practice where he consults and subsequently treats all Vitreo-Retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, vitreous haemorrhage, diabetic retinopathy and all intra-ocular conditions including complex cataracts and complications from previous cataract surgery. He performs surgery with the most advanced facilities at Queensland Eye Hospital and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital and conducts a Vitreo-Retinal Clinic at Townsville on a regular monthly basis with surgery at the North Queensland Day Surgery Centre.