Dr Ridia Lim is a cataract and glaucoma specialist. She graduated from the University of NSW in 1992 and completed ophthalmology training in Sydney Eye Hospital to attain the fellowship to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) in 2001.
Dr Lim furthered her training as a Cataract Surgery Specialist at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2001. In 2002 and 2003, Dr Lim completed glaucoma fellowship training in Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Dr Lim has worked on major research studies, including the Blue Mountains Eye Study, from which she gained a Masters degree in Public Health from Sydney University in 1998, completing a treatise on risk factors for cataract. She has participated in international multicentre glaucoma research studies and herself, designed glaucoma studies, some published in peer-reviewed journals and some currently in progress.
Dr Lim has published journal articles, has presented internationally and is the published author of several book chapters in glaucoma and glaucoma surgery, in international collaborations. She has acted as a reviewer for both journal and book chapters in the subspecialty of glaucoma.
Dr Lim holds a public hospital appointment at Prince of Wales Hospital; clinical teaching, surgical teaching, mentoring ophthalmology registrars and lecturing optometry students are a part of this role. She is a past Assistant Director of Training for Sydney Eye Hospital Training Programme, elected by the NSW Qualification and Education Committee. She is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Club and the South East Asian Glaucoma Interest Group.
Dr Lim was born in Busan, South Korea, immigrating to Australia in 1976. She speaks conversational Korean. She is married to Dr Sean Griffin, a talented gastroenterologist and they have a lovely daughter, Erin.