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A/Prof Colin Chan Ophthalmologist

A/Prof
Colin Chan
MBBS(Hons) FRANZCO

A/Prof
Colin Chan
MBBS(Hons) FRANZCO

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A/Prof Colin Chan is an internationally recognised expert in vision correction procedures, including laser eye surgery (LASIK, SMILE® and ASLA/PRK), refractive lens exchange and laser cataract surgery. He has more than 18 years of experience as an eye surgeon and has performed over 7,000 eye surgery procedures. A/Prof Chan also specialises in the treatment of corneal conditions, with a focus on keratoconus and pterygium. He has expertise in techniques such as corneal ring implants (Intacs and Kerarings), collagen cross-linking and corneal transplants. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra (Faculty of Health) and a Director of the Refractive Surgery Degree at the University of Sydney (Save Sight Institute).

Career highlights

Career firsts

  • One of the first surgeons in the world to perform laser cataract surgery
  • One of the first surgeons in the world to perform collagen cross-linking to treat keratoconus
  • One of the first surgeons in Sydney to perform SMILE laser eye surgery

Teaching

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney
  • Director, Refractive Surgery Degree, Save Sight Institute/University of Sydney
  • Former Conjoint Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales
  • Registrar training curriculum committee, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Curriculum committee for corneal subspecialty fellowships, International Council of Ophthalmology
  • Curriculum committee, Australian College of Optometry Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics

Committee/board memberships

  • Human Ethics and Research committee, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Congress standing committee, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology

Other professional achievements

  • Invited convenor for upcoming Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Satellite Congresses in Mongolia (2019) and Cambodia (2020)
  • Invited chairman and speaker for the World Ophthalmology Congress
  • Ran a masterclass in collagen cross-linking for keratoconus at the Asia Pacific Association for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congress
  • Ran a masterclass in corneal rings for keratoconus at the Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congress
  • Author of a book on dry eye treatment (Springer Publications)
  • Graduate of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Program
  • Reviewer for leading ophthalmology journals, including Ophthalmology, Cornea and Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • International Society of Refractive Surgeons
  • Cornea Society (USA)
  • Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Faculty
  • Asia Cornea Society
  • New South Wales Medical Board

Research

A/Prof Chan has participated in 11 clinical trials and published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles in medical journals, with a focus on refractive errors, keratoconus and dry eye. He is now expanding his research interests into medical education and is a master’s candidate for research into medical student selection testing at the University of Sydney.

Community involvement & charitable work

Since 2016, A/Prof Chan has been an advisory committee member for The Eye Surgeons' Foundation. This not-for-profit eye health organisation is dedicated to restoring sight and preventing sight loss throughout Australasia.

Awards

  • Achievement Award for scientific contributions and teaching, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (2015)
  • Best Paper of Session, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congress (2006 and 2007)
  • Young Investigator Award, Neuro-Ophthalmology Society of Australia (2003)

Education & training

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours, University of Melbourne, Victoria
  • Ophthalmology training, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Victoria and Sydney Eye Hospital, New South Wales
  • Fellowship in corneal and laser eye surgery, Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Beverly Hills and University of California, Irvine, USA

Personal website

To find out more about A/Prof Colin Chan, visit drcolinchan.com

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Publications Congress posters and lectures
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  • Invited Faculty

    AAO (2006, 2009, 2010)
  • Invited Faculty and Chairman

    APAO (2010–2016)
  • Masterclass on corneal rings

    AUSCRS (2010)
  • Invited Faculty

    World Cornea Congress (2010)
  • Invited Faculty

    ASCRS (2005–07, 2010)
  • Invited Faculty

    ISOHK (2006)
  • Invited Chairman

    World Congress of Ophthalmology (2008, 2012, 2018)
  • Refractive surgery expert panel

    APAO (2007)

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