The Experts


Lions Laser Vision Centre prides itself on its people. All of our surgeons have trained in corneal and refractive surgery at recognised international centres in the USA and UK and have long term commitments to both clinical practice and research. The Lions Eye Institute is the premier ophthalmology centre in Western Australia and we are the eye doctors for other doctors.

Meet our surgeons below:

Prof. Geoffrey Crawford

Prof. Geoffrey Crawford

Professor Crawford completed his ophthalmic training in Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He completed further sub-speciality training in Oculoplastic Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and then Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is the Director of Surgical Services and the Director of the Laser Vision Centre at the Lions Eye Institute and is a Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon at Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

Professor Crawford is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the University of Western Australia. He is a co-inventor of the AlphaCorâ„¢ artificial cornea and AlphaSphereâ„¢ orbital implant and developed the techniques for insertion of these devices. He also introduced LASIK surgery into Western Australia. He serves on the committees of the Australian and New Zealand Cornea Society and the Asia Cornea Society.


Prof. Graham Barrett

Prof. Graham Barrett

Trained in ophthalmology in Perth, Western Australia, Prof. Barrett undertook specialty training in the USA. He is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and was Head of Department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Prof. Barrett is founding and current president, Australasian Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons and president, Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is the recipient of major international awards including the Ridley Medal (European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons), the Binkhorst Medal. (American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons) and the Ridley Medal (Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons).


Assoc. Prof. Steven Wiffen

Assoc. Prof. Steven Wiffen

Associate Professor Wiffen trained in ophthalmology in Western Australia before undertaking 2-year fellowships in cornea and refractive surgery at both the Corneo-Plastic Unit, East Grinstead, UK, and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. He was Director of the Corneo-Plastic Unit and Eye Bank in East Grinstead 1993-1994. He is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Fremantle Hospital and Associate Professor in the Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, University of Western Australia, as well as Director of the Lions Eye Bank of Western Australia. He has held numerous other positions, including Head of Department of Ophthalmology Fremantle Hospital, Chair of the Qualifications and Education Committee of the WA Branch of RANZCO, Chair of Eye Banks Australia and New Zealand and Chair of the Cornea Standing Committee of the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand. He has special expertise in corneal transplantation, pterygium and cataract surgery as well as refractive surgery.


Dr. Andrea Ang

Dr. Andrea Ang

Dr Ang trained in Ophthalmology in Perth (MBBS (Hons), UWA) and the USA (MPH, Harvard) before undertaking fellowships in Cornea, Anterior Segment, and External Diseases at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, USA, and at the Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore.

Dr Ang is a consultant ophthalmologist at Royal Perth Hospital and a member of FRANZCO. She specializes in the management of cornea, anterior segment, and external diseases, including pterygium surgery, all forms of corneal transplantation, limbal stem cell surgery, and keratoprostheses. Dr Ang also performs cataract surgery and refractive surgery including LASIK and PRK.


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