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Dr Athena Roufas Ophthalmologist

Dr Athena
Roufas
MBBS(Hons) BSc(Med) MMed(OphthSc) FRANZCO

Dr Athena
Roufas
MBBS(Hons) BSc(Med) MMed(OphthSc) FRANZCO

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  • You are concerned about your eyes and require an urgent consultation. Instead, please call one of our clinics during office hours or contact your nearest emergency department.

Dr Athena Roufas is a cataract, corneal and glaucoma specialist. She has extensive cataract surgery experience, including complex cataract removals for patients with uveitis, advanced or dense cataracts, angle-closure glaucoma and eye trauma, and those who have previously had a vitrectomy. Dr Roufas also treats a range of corneal conditions, with particular expertise in corneal transplantation, collagen cross-linking, pterygium surgery and dry eye. For patients with glaucoma, Dr Roufas specialises in surgical treatments such as trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage devices.

Career highlights

Teaching

  • Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney (2008 – present)
  • Involved in teaching basic ophthalmic skills to GPs and emergency medicine specialists
  • Clinical training for medical students, allied health and junior medical officers

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Research

Dr Roufas spent many years as a research fellow at the University of Sydney’s Save Sight Institute (Clinical Ophthalmology and Eye Health). Working within the Corneal and NSW Eye Bank Group, she investigated Wnt signalling pathways in keratoconus and herpes viruses. As part of the Uveitis and Inflammatory Eye Disease Group, she investigated the use of conjunctival anti-inflammatory treatment for patients with non-necrotising scleritis. More recently, Dr Roufas undertook research on an adhesive drug delivery technology for corneal and scleral wounds at the Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Institute for Medical Research in Sydney.

Awards

  • Best in Paper Session at the 7th EuCornea Congress (2016)

Education & training

  • Bachelor of Science (Medicine), University of New South Wales, New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with Honours, University of New South Wales, New South Wales
  • Master of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science, University of Sydney, New South Wales
  • Fellowship in glaucoma, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Fellowship in cornea and anterior segment trauma, King’s College Hospital, London, UK

Languages spoken

  • Greek
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IMPORTANT: If you are concerned about your eyes and require an urgent consultation, DO NOT use this form. Please call one of our clinics during office hours or contact your nearest emergency department.