Dr. Abi Tenen is a highly experienced and well respected refractive and cataract surgeon. Her areas of expertise include LASIK, PRK/ASLA, implantable contact lens, refractive lens exchange, keratoconus and collagen cross-linking, intracorneal rings and inlays, pterygium removal and cataract surgery with premium lens implants. By working closely with a broad range of refractive-based procedures, Dr. Tenen is able to offer a customized care plan for each patient.

Dr. Tenenā€™s compassionate manner has led her to be extensively involved in various charity and teaching pursuits, including a long-term appointment as Adjunct Senior Lecturer for the School of Primary Healthcare in the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University. She has worked with technologies running in parallel to her ophthalmic work, including programs using neuro-plasticity in order to improve vision.

More recently, Dr. Tenen has developed a keen interest in regenerative medicine and is involved in leading research focusing on the use of mesenchymal stem cells. She is also involved in clinical trials for dry eye and genetics of keratoconus. As a pioneer in the field, she was involved in the introduction of the femtosecond laser to Australia in 2006 and she continues to stay at the forefront of ophthalmic technologies.

Dr. Tenen has volunteered in a number of programs bringing eye care to underprivileged communities worldwide and is a frequent contributor and invited speaker at local and international conferences.


  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

  • Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (executive committee member)

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (Knowledge Base Panel for Refractive Management/Intervention ā€“ international committee member)