He has performed clinical work in Perth since 2001 and holds a MBBS from the University of Western Australia and a fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists.
Dr Ham completed part of his training in the UK, spending a year as glaucoma fellow/specialist registrar in Cheltenham (2000) followed by another fellowship in Cambridge (in 2001), and names the intricacy of eye surgery as one of the facets which he admires most about his profession.
“It is a specialty that presents a range of interesting conditions which are both either unique to the eyes alone or associated with systemic diseases – and I like the challenge of resolving or improving these conditions,” he says. “I also find the intricate eye surgery to be rather rewarding, particularly following cataract surgery where patients report an overnight improvement in sight.”
Because Dr Ham takes a keen interest in all aspects of ophthalmology, he says he does not consider himself to be a subspecialist. He also operates at several other Perth hospitals and consults at the Perth Children's Hospital.