Dr Lim was born in Malaysia and arrived in Australia in 1993 as an overseas student. He commenced his studies in medicine at The University of Melbourne in 1994. In 2000, he graduated at the top of his medical school with First Class Honours, and was awarded the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Physicians Prize in Clinical Medicine.
In 2004, he was accepted into a 5 year training programme in Ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. After he completed his training as an eye surgeon, Dr Lim worked overseas to gain further experience. He spent a year in Oxford, United Kingdom where he worked with Dr John Salmon, an eminent British glaucoma specialist, specialising in glaucoma surgery and the management of glaucoma suspects and patients with severe glaucoma. He then pursued a fellowship at Bristol Eye Hospital in medical retinal diseases such as wet macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease. In 2010, he returned to Australia to work with Professor Ian McAllister in Perth, where Dr.Lim completed advanced training in retinal surgery.
Dr Lim has been practising in Coffs Harbour, Grafton and Macksville since 2011. He is committed to excellence in all aspects of ophthalmic surgery and medicine. In all these locations, Dr Lim has invested in state-of- the-art diagnostic equipment and laser machines so that country patients no longer need to travel for the tests and treatments they need. Patients can now have the latest technology cataract biometry and OCT in all locations. All ophthalmic lasers (YAG, SLT and Retinal photocoagulation) are available in all locations.