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Dr Alex Ioannidis is a comprehensive anterior segment surgeon, with extensive experience in the treatment of cataracts, corneal conditions and glaucoma. He provides a range of treatments for patients with anterior segment diseases (disorders of the front of the eye), using the latest diagnostic and surgical technology.
Dr Ioannidis’ main area of expertise is cataract surgery. He offers his patients both conventional and laser cataract surgery. He is an expert in complex cataract surgery in patients with pre-existing corneal diseases and glaucoma. For his cataract patients, he offers the latest in intraocular lens technology, including premium lenses such as toric, bifocal and trifocal intraocular lenses for the correction of astigmatism and age-related long-sightedness (presbyopia).
Dr Ioannidis also specialises in laser and surgical solutions to manage glaucoma, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) using the iStent inject system.
With expertise in corneal disorders, Dr Ioannidis performs collagen cross-linking to treat keratoconus, micrograft surgery to treat pterygium, and manages ocular surface neoplasia (abnormal corneal tissue growth).
Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Medical School, University of Melbourne, Victoria (2014 – present)
Involved in clinical and surgical training of ophthalmology trainees, optometry students and medical students
Teaches advanced cataract surgery techniques to the senior ophthalmology registrars at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
Other professional achievements
Expertise in the use of toric, bifocal and trifocal intraocular lens technology
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) with three years of experience performing combined cataract and iStent surgery
Dual-fellowship-trained ophthalmic specialist
Part of an international working group that helped develop a classification system for the ocular features in Anderson-Fabry Disease
Consultant ophthalmologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria
Consultant ophthalmologist, Kings College Hospital, London, UK
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK)
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
First Prize for Clinical Study, Medical Education and Research Awards (team award) (2007)
Second Prize for Clinical Governance, Medical Education and Research Awards (team award) (2007)
Robert and Diana Dick Prize for Academic Achievement Final MB, University of London, UK (1997)
Gladys-Sandes Prize in Anatomy, University of London, UK (1993)
Education & training
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of London, UK
Ophthalmology training, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
Cornea and Anterior Segment Fellowship , Sydney Eye Hospital, New South Wales
Glaucoma Fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
Additional languages spoken
Prior to studying medicine, Dr Ioannidis trained as a professional violinist and completed his musical studies at the Philippos Nakas Conservatory in Athens in 1991. He has also passed the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Grade 8 violin performance exams with Distinction. Dr Ioannidis has a violin teaching diploma and was a member of the Hellenic Youth Orchestra. Whilst in London, he was a member of the Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra for a period. His other interests include photography and reading history.
Research & publications
Dr Ioannidis has published extensively on a number of subjects relating to anterior segment conditions and treatments. He has a particular interest in novel combination treatments for patients undergoing cataract surgery.
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