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Dr Michael Karpa, Best Practice Eyecare Ophthalmologist Sunshine Coast

Meet Dr Karpa


Dr Michael Karpa Comprehensive Ophthalmologist Sunshine Coast, Best Practice Eyecare

Dr. Michael J Karpa

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
Laser, Cataract, Glaucoma and Oculoplastic Surgery
Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retina and Botox Treatment

I just wanted to take a few moments to introduce my team and I, as well as share my story as to why we are here.

Why Best Practice Eyecare?

I have tried to live my life by being the best version of myself. I have carried that approach and philosophy in everything I have set out to do and achieved. When my family and I decided to move to the Sunshine Coast, it was in order to provide us a better life, the best life, with the opportunities that only the Sunshine Coast could offer.

Upon opening my own practice, I wanted to ensure that the ‘best’ was reflected in my overall approach to eye care, investing heavily in the best equipment, the best people and the latest learning leading to the best patient outcomes, each time, every time.

You need to know that you are going to be cared for by a world class practice here on the Sunshine Coast. We will ensure that everyone that comes through here will receive the best care possible.

Doctor Michael Karpa is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in oculoplastics, glaucoma and developing world ophthalmology. He received a Bachelor of Science with first class honours from James Cook University in Townsville, double majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He began research in molecular recognition chemistry, working in Australia at James Cook and Monash Universities, and the United States at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Doctor Karpa completed Medical School at Flinders University, underwent registrar training at the Sydney Eye Hospital and completed two ophthalmology fellowships, the first with the Fred Hollows Foundation in remote Australia, Fiji and Vanuatu and the second at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust in the United Kingdom. After completing the oculoplastics and glaucoma fellowship in Cornwall, Doctor Karpa completed a further four months of fellowship training in glaucoma at the King’s College Hospital in London, before returning to Cairns to practice.

Doctor Karpa is actively involved in basic science and clinical research with international peer-reviewed publications on synthetic, organic and molecular recognition chemistry as well as on sensory impairment and eye disease. He was awarded a PhD in Medicine for his work on The Blue Mountains Eye Study, examining the impacts of visual and other sensory impairments on older persons, through the University of Sydney. Dr Karpa is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO).

Best Practice Eyecare is a leading ophthalmologist, eye surgery and eye care specialist on the Sunshine Coast. We are based in the beautiful coastal suburb of Golden Beach, less than a 5-minute drive from Caloundra. We provide an eyecare service of the highest standard with a relaxed, friendly patient-focused approach.

Click here for more information about many of the eye conditions treated by Dr Karpa and his specialist team, including cataractsglaucomamacular degenerationdry eyes, and flashes & floaters.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The CPD points/hours earned at Best Practice Eyecare seminars can be used to stay compliant

Throughout the year, Best Practice Eyecare hosts education events for optometrists where Ophthalmologist Dr Karpa presents information on the most up-to-date procedures and complex and interesting cases for review and discussion.

These events are free for optometrists and provide CPD points from Optometry Australia. If you would like to join us for our next CPD event, please email our Practice Manager at practicemanager@bestpracticeeyecare.com.au for further details. 

 Our June 2022 event was held at Pier 33, Mooloolaba and was a very lively evening with 55 attendees. Topics included:

  • Diabetic retinopathy using Anti-VEGF, Laser and Ozurdex
  • SLT tricks of the trade and aflibercept in macular degeneration
  • Blepharitis and management
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Best Practice Eyecare is a leading Sunshine Coast ophthalmologist and eye care specialist. We are based in the beautiful coastal suburb of Golden Beach and provide an eye care service of the highest standard with a relaxed, friendly, patient-focused approach.

We service patients across all areas of the Sunshine Coast, including Caloundra, Kawana, Mooloolaba, and Maroochydore.  We also regularly see patients from elsewhere in the region, including centres such as Kilcoy, Nambour and Cooroy.

Our practice is led by surgeon Dr Michael Karpa who treats a wide range of eye conditions such as cataractsglaucomamacular degenerationdry eyes, and flashes & floaters. Dr Karpa also undertakes eyelid surgery, including blepharoplasty (often known as an eyelid lift), and ptosis repair.

Please click here to book an appointment or call our friendly team of eye care specialists on (07) 5492 2822.

Common Eye Conditions

At Best Practice Eyecare, our Sunshine Coast ophthalmologist Michael Karpa diagnoses and treats a range of eye conditions. Click through for more information on the eye conditions we treat.

Best Practice Eyecare Ophthalmologists

Based on the Sunshine Coast, we provide ophthalmologist, eye care and surgical services of the highest standard. We treat and manage a wide range of eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration and more.

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