Dr Younan is a cataract, medical retina and uveitis specialist. She treats patients with cataracts, retinal diseases including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, as well as patients with inflammation in the eye. She graduated from the University of New South Wales Medical School, then became involved in ophthalmic research as a clinical examiner for the Blue Mountains Eye Study and Sydney Myopia Pilot Study. She has been awarded a Masters of Medicine in clinical ophthalmology from the University of Sydney and worked at the Centre for Vision Research at Westmead Hospital.
Her general ophthalmology training was at Sydney Eye Hospital. She has undertaken a Medical Retina Fellowship with Prof. Paul Mitchell at Westmead Hospital, and a Uveitis Fellowship with Prof. Sue Lightman at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. She is a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney and holds a consultant ophthalmologist position at both Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. She has presented at local and international meetings and is a section editor for the Journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.
She has had significant involvement with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), holding positions such as Chair of the RANZCO Annual Scientific Meeting, Councillor and Board member of RANZCO. She has graduated from both the Australian and New Zealand, as well as the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Programs. She has been involved in overseas aid trips and teaching ophthalmologists in East Timor, the Solomon Islands and Fiji.