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A/Prof Alex Hunyor

Retinal Specialist

A/Prof Alex Hunyor is a vitreoretinal specialist with a special interest in macular disease. He graduated with Honours from Sydney University Medical School and trained in ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Melbourne. He was awarded both the Cedric Cohen and the Ken Howsam Medals for excellence in the RANZCO examinations, and the RANZCO-ARVO and RANZCO-Sigma Scholarships. He then undertook 3½ years of subspecialty training in medical and surgical retina at RVEEH, the Casey Eye Institute (Portland, Oregon) and with Professor JDM Gass at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN).

He is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and member of the Macular Research Group at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney. He is involved in numerous clinical trials for treatment of retinal diseases. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists, Oceania Retina Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). He is the Australian international delegate to the ASRS. Alex is a Board Director of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia, and chairs its Medical Committee.

Alex is involved in teaching of local ophthalmic trainees and ophthalmologists as well as participating in education of overseas specialists through the RANZCO International Development Programme. He has received the RANZCO Award for Excellence in Training on four occasions. He has given many lectures at local and international scientific meetings, has over 60 peer-reviewed publications, and serves as a reviewer for several ophthalmic journals as well as the Medical Journal of Australia.