I completed my eye specialist training at St Thomas’ Hospital, London and The Royal Victorian Eye Hospital, Melbourne. My subspecialty is Cataract and Refractive Surgery, a field in which I now have profound experience.
My wife, Dr Margaret Kearns, and I founded FOCUS Eye Centre, Kingsford and Double Bay in 1985.
Our laser eye centres have constantly upgraded equipment and adopted new techniques and intra-ocular lens (IOLs) designs, once I am convinced that these things offer improved outcomes.
Cataract surgery has constantly improved and results are better than ever with a wide safety margin. The cataract operation is done as day surgery with a stay at our centre of about 2 hours.
Refractive surgery to reduce or eliminate need for glasses includes corneal laser treatment. There are three laser procedures, SMILE, LASIK and PRK.
My experience with laser vision correction began about 20 years ago with one of the first excimer lasers used in Australia. This was an American SUMMIT laser which achieved good results but the range of treatment was quite limited. Next came a NIDEK EC5000 from Japan, then a German Technolas 217, then German Schwind Esiris and Swiss Ziemer LDV.
Our current technology is the German Schwind Amaris excimer laser and the Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser. These are used separately or jointly to do SMILE, LASIK or PRK.
The choice of laser procedure is determined by your eye examination. SMILE, LASIK and PRK are well proven and provide excellent results with very low risk and comfortable procedures.