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Dr Justin Sherwin is a highly skilled ophthalmic surgeon, with special interests in cataract surgery and glaucoma management. Dr Sherwin completed his clinical ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, where he currently holds a public appointment, and sub-specialist training in glaucoma and cataract surgery at Oxford Eye Hospital, UK. He has a strong academic and research background and holds postgraduate degrees (MPhil, MChir, PhD) in epidemiology and eye research from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Dr Sherwin also treats patients with medical retinal conditions, including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, and general eye conditions. He has expertise in the treatment of cataract, pterygium and glaucoma, and performs intravitreal injections for retinal conditions. Dr Sherwin manages glaucoma with medication, laser and surgical treatments. With surgery, he uses both traditional and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) approaches.
Lecturer, Doctor of Optometry, University of Melbourne
Examiner, Australian College of Optometry Therapeutics Course
Ongoing ad hoc teaching appointments for medical students, GPs, ophthalmology registrars and optometrists
Other professional achievements
Current member of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), Masada Private Hospital
Reviewer for over 10 major international peer-reviewed journals
Over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of genetics, epidemiology and public aspects of eye disease, with major focus on cataract, glaucoma, refractive error and the ocular impact of ultraviolet radiation and time outdoors
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
Australian Society of Ophthalmology (ASO)
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
Dr Sherwin has been very active in clinical and epidemiological research with over 50 peer-reviewed publications with a major focus on cataract, glaucoma, refractive error and the ocular impact of ultraviolet radiation and time outdoors. Over the last 5 years he has held a number of formal research appointments with prestigious institutions, including the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, the Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia (Genetics/Epidemiology) and the Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne (Clinical Genetics).
Community involvement & charitable work
Over the course of his ophthalmic career, Dr Sherwin has volunteered for the Fred Hollows Foundation (Nakuru, Kenya), Ronald McDonald House Charities (Melbourne, Australia) and Unite for Sight (a US non-government organisation) in Tamale, Ghana. He has undertaken research associated with the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Tanzania.
Best Free Paper, International Society of Glaucoma Surgery, Montreal, Canada (2018)
Hector Maclean Scholarship, University of Melbourne (2017)
RANZCO Industry Scholarship (Industry supported by Allergan) for fellowship (2017)
Avant Doctors-In-Training Research Scholarship (part-time award) (2014)
Queens' College University of Cambridge Travel Scholarship (2011)
Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship (2010)
Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders (2008)
Monash University Faculty of Medicine Summer Research Fellowship Scholarship (2007-2008)
Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA) Research Fellowship (2007)
John Flynn Scholarship (2003–2007)
Dr Eric Stock Prize in Medicine (2006)
Monash University Medical Undergraduate Society Volunteer Bursary (2016)
AMSA National Undergraduate Rural Health Conference Prize (2004)
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