Unit 1, 38B Albert Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067

A/Prof Ian Francis OAM

A/Prof Ian Francis OAM
  • Practice Locations

    • Chatswood (02) 9411 5000
OAM, M.B., B.S. (Syd), F.R.A.C.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.A.S.O.P.R.S., Ph.D (NSW), F.A.N.Z.S.O.P.S.

Awarded the Claffy Ophthalmology Prize at Sydney University, Ian attributed this award to two famous Ophthalmologists, Geoff Hipwell and M. B. Kappagoda.

Ian is interested in Macular Degeneration and Neuro-ophthalmology, and especially in Temporal Arteritis and Temporal Artery Biopsy. He is available for urgent consultations, any day.

Awarded a PhD entitled ‘The Watery Eye’ in 2007, he has submitted his DSc in 2024. This is entitled ‘Cataracts in Medicine for 2020: Translation of aetiology, associations, and management into surgical and visual outcomes.’ The DSc shows that 92% of cataract surgical patients should be able to see 6/4 one month postoperatively.

Ian jointly runs the bi-weekly Saturday morning Sydney Ophthalmology Writers Group (WG) at his Rooms in Chatswood, aiming to help potential Ophthalmology trainees gain RANZCO entry.  WG produced 31 publications in 2022-2023. Ian has jointly authored over 330 publications.

Ian has two sons and six grandchildren. A kit drummer for 35 years, especially for church music, Ian enjoys surfboard riding, and is reasonably fluent in French, German and Italian, speaks passable English, and is currently learning Arabic.