Dr. Soares is a Melbourne-based Glaucoma and Cataract Specialist with public appointments at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Monash Health. He specialises in complex glaucoma and cataract surgeries, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, structure-function relationships in glaucoma, as well as ophthalmic teaching and surgical training.
Dr Soares is currently the Chair of the Younger Fellows Committee for RANZCO and a member of the International Medical Graduate Committee that assesses Ophthalmologists ingressing in Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Soares completed his medical degree in Brazil and Portugal (Federal University of Minas Gerais), and his ophthalmology training in Brazil and Australia. He is also dual fellowship trained in Glaucoma and Cataract, having completed fellowships at Instituto de Olhos in Belo Horizonte and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne.
Dr. Soares has published his research in peer-reviewed journals and is a research collaborator for the Glaucoma Institute as well as the Centre of Eye Research Australia. He is a former member of the Human Research and Ethics Committee of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and is currently a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology.