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Professor John Grigg

MBBS (QLD) MD (SYD) FRANZCO FRACS

John Grigg is Head of the Discipline of Ophthalmology at the University of Sydney and Consultant Ophthalmologist Sydney Eye Hospital and The Children’s Hospital Westmead. The Discipline of Ophthalmology oversees all ophthalmic teaching and research at the University of Sydney including The Save Sight Institute. The Institute (SSI) has grown to be the equal leading ophthalmic research institute in Australia.

John Grigg completed his vocational ophthalmology training on the Sydney Eye Hospital program. Further subspecialty clinical training Fellowships in glaucoma, paediatric ophthalmology and visual electrophysiology were undertaken in Australia and the UK.

He has clinical responsibilities at Sydney Eye Hospital including glaucoma, Cataract and Inherited eye disease clinics as well as at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead, Sydney.

John Grigg is also pioneer in Laser cataract surgery having trained in Salt Lake City, USA. He has been performing this surgery since 2011. He has presented on the field at Royal Australian and New Zealand scientific meetings and local clinical meetings.

Prof Grigg has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications and textbook chapters on glaucoma, cataract and paediatric eye disease. In 2013 he co-chaired the World Glaucoma Association’s consensus statement on paediatric glaucoma.

He is Head of the clinical visual electrophysiology service at Sydney Eye Hospital and Children’s Hospital Westmead and a member of the Eye genetics research group that brings together the Save Sight Institute, Children’s Medical Research Institute and Children’s Hospital Westmead. His main areas of research are in genetic eye disease and electrophysiology of the visual system, paediatric ophthalmology and glaucoma management.

He has been the Postgraduate coursework coordinator for the Discipline of Ophthalmology from 2008. During this time, he has overseen the expansion of the postgraduate program including degree programs in ophthalmic basic science, international ophthalmology and in refractive surgery.

Dr Grigg is passionate about helping children and adults with blinding eye conditions. He is involved in caring for patients, researching new ways to save sight and teaching the next generation of eye doctors.

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