Geoffrey Crawford

Professor

Geoffrey Crawford

Biography

Professor Geoffrey 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-specialty 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 has held many positions within RANZCO including Director of Continuing Professional Development, Chairman of the Programme Committee and Chairman of Examiners. He is a co-inventor of the AlphaCor artificial cornea and AlphaSphere 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.

Professor Crawford specialises in all forms of refractive surgery including LASIK, LASEK and insertion of phakic intraocular lenses. He performs lens surgery for cataracts and for refractive errors. He also specialises in corneal and conjunctival diseases of the eye and performs all surgeries related to these conditions including all types of corneal transplantation, pterygium removal, tumour removal and correction of keratoconus with intracorneal ring segments (Kerarings) and corneal collagen cross-linking. He is a pioneer in many of these techniques.

Previous Positions
  • Director of Surgical Services, Lions Eye Institute
  • Director of Lions Laser Vision Centre, Lions Eye Institute
  • Member of Executive Committee, Lions Eye Institute
Research Interests
  • Keratoprostheses
  • Keratoconus Surgery
  • New refractive laser technologies
Other Professional Achievements
  • Co-inventor of the AlphaCor artificial cornea and AlphaSphere orbital implant and developed the techniques for insertion of these devices
  • Introduced LASIK surgery to Western Australia
Further Key Experience
  • Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK (1982)
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery Fellowship, Emory University, Atlanta, USA (1983-1984)
Current Hospital / University Affiliations
  • Professor - University of Western Australia
  • Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon at Royal Perth Hospital
  • Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
  • St John of God Hospital, Subiaco
Membership of Professional / National / Regional Bodies
  • Fellow of Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member of Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (committee)
  • Member of Cornea Society
  • Member of Asia Cornea Society (committee)
  • Member of Australian and New Zealand Cornea Society (committee)
  • Member of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
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