Dr Erwin Groeneveld

Vitreous and Retina Surgeon


Dr Erwin Groeneveld has served as a senior visiting consultant, advanced training supervisor and director of ophthalmology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. His main interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of surgical and medical diseases of the retina and vitreous including complex retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole and the management of posterior segment complications of eye surgery.

Born in Sydney and educated in Queensland, he attended the University of Queensland Medical School where he completed studies towards his medical degree and won the Anatomical Dissection Prize.

He has served as an officer in the Australian Army Reserve, as an AusAID surgeon in the Pacific and on the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologist’s State Executive as chairman, secretary, treasurer, and member of College Council and Qualification & Education committee. He has completed rotations as the Medical Director of the Rivercity Private Day Hospital, a Director of the Queensland Eye Hospital, a Director of the Queensland Eye Institute and as a Member of the Peninsula Private Hospital Medical Advisory Committee.

His clinical experience as a Visiting Medical Officer extended to the Mater Mother’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where he visited for many years to detect retinopathy of prematurity in extremely low birth weight infants.

Professional Organisations

  • Australian Medical Association
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • The American Society of Retinal Surgeons
  • EURETINA
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Australian and New Zealand Retinal Society
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons