Dr Maryla Stelmach is a highly skilled, internationally trained Specialist Ophthalmologist performing plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and tear drainage system. With over 25 years of experience in this field, she is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care.
Internationally, in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia, this area of surgery is called Oculoplastic Surgery, with surgeons specialising in this field being referred to as Oculoplastic Surgeons.
Dr Stelmach completed her school eductation in Melbourne, graduating from the Monash University Medical school. After extensive surgical training, she specialised in Ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Dr Stelmach is a Fellow of both the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Dr Stelmach completed two prestigious Fellowships in Oculoplastic Surgery in the UK, working with the international renowned Oculoplastic Surgeon, Mr Brian Leatherbarrow. Her intensive Oculoplastic Fellowship training in Manchester and Cardiff, has provided her with a solid foundation of the detailed, microscopic surgery she performs.
In order to provide her patients with the latest non-invasive endoscopic lacrimal surgery, Dr Stelmach undertook further specialist training in Ear Nose and Throat Surgery with Mr Heikki Whittet, at Swansea General Hospital in the United Kingdom.
On returning to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, she was appointed Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon to the specialist OPAL Unit and has trained many Ophthalmologists from Australia and overseas to perform Oculoplastic Surgery.
Dr Stelmach is passionate about teaching and academic pursuits. Having lectured at the University of Melbourne, her enthusiasm for teaching continues, training other Ophthalmologists and teaching general practitioners, Optometrists and Nurses.
Dr Stelmach has particular interest in eyelid malpositions, such as ptosis and blepharoplasties, as well as reconstruction following cancer surgery.
Dr Maryla Stelmach has an eye for detail and enjoys photography. Her other interests include a love of music, the arts, cycling and outdoor activities. She enjoys time at the beach, boogie boarding and walking her dog Jasper.