Ian completed his Medical School training at Sydney University, and was awarded the Undergraduate Claffy Prize in Ophthalmology.
Following five years of General Medical training at Royal North Shore Hospital, he commenced Ophthalmology training at Concord Hospital under the tutelage of the legendary Dr M. B. Kappagoda. He pursued his studies at Sydney Eye Hospital in Woolloomooloo, on the Trachoma Programme with Professor Fred Hollows, and studied and worked overseas in England, Europe, North America and The Gambia, West Africa. He has over 250 publications in Medline including book chapters. His PhD was accepted in 2007. He anticipates that his DSc, entitled:
‘Cataracts and cataract-related disorders in Medicine: Developing an understanding of cataracts in relation to aetiology, associations and management in 2018’ will be submitted later this year.
He has contributed to developing world Ophthalmology including in the Philippines, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Ian has received numerous awards for Ophthalmology, and excellence in teaching, as well as a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Medicine as an Ophthalmologist.
He currently shares the leadership of Writers Group held every second Saturday for the last eight years. Here, Medical students and junior Medical Graduates meet to write publications on most aspects of Ophthalmology, and senior Ophthalmologists and other Medical Specialists regularly teach here as well.
He is a VMO in Ophthalmology at Prince of Wales Hospital, contributes to the Outpatient Clinic of the Ocular Plastics Unit, and teaches Neuro-ophthalmology.
Ian is also in private ophthalmic practice in Chatswood and operates in Chatswood Private Hospital performing Temporal Artery Biopsies. This may facilitate the short-term and long-term management of patients with Temporal Arteritis. He is happy to see patients at short notice any day of the week.