About A/Prof Ian Francis
A/Prof Francis completed Medical School at Sydney University, being awarded the Claffy Prize in Ophthalmology.
After three years at Concord Hospital under the tutelage of the legendary Dr M B Kappagoda, he trained at the Eye Hospital in Woolloomooloo and on the Trachoma Programme with Fred Hollows. He worked in England, Europe, North America and The Gambia, West Africa.
Holding a PhD on “The Watery Eye”, he is now working on a Doctor of Science on Cataract surgery. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications.
He is a VMO at Prince of Wales Hospital, working mainly in the Ocular Plastic Unit and teaches Neuro-ophthalmology. Ian is in private ophthalmic practice in Chatswood and operates privately at Chatswood Private Hospital.
Ian received numerous awards for excellence in teaching, as well as a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Medicine as an Ophthalmologist.