Dr Dimitri Yellachich undertook his general ophthalmology training in Perth and subsequent subspecialty training at the Western Eye Hospital, London, UK and at Stanford University, California, USA.
Shortly after returning to Perth Dr Yellachich became head of department of Fremantle eye department and started his own private practice. South Street Eye clinic now has four subspecialty trained eye surgeons.
Dr Yellachich has over the years been very involved in teaching both to medical students at Notre Dame University and UWA as well as ongoing training at eye surgeons at Fremantle hospital.
Past Research Interests
With a special interest in biomedical technology Dr Dimitri Yellachich was fortunate enough to be involved in the development, initial clinical use and is one of the patent holders of the now commonly used PAtterned SCAnning Laser (PASCAL).
PASCAL has changed the way retinal laser is undertaken in the clinic for conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions.
During his time at Stanford University he was also involved in cutting edge research in the field of retinal cell transplantation.