Professor Gerard Sutton is a highly experienced eye surgeon, having performed over 20,000 surgical procedures, and is the Sydney Medical School Foundation Professor of Corneal and Refractive Surgery. Professor Sutton specialises in laser vision correction, laser cataract surgery and corneal surgery. He has significant expertise in vision correction (e.g. LASIK, ASLA/PRK, SMILE, refractive lens exchange and implantable lenses) and can offer patients the latest intraocular lens products (including trifocal lenses). As an expert in corneal conditions, Professor Sutton also performs procedures such as corneal cross-linking, corneal ring implants and corneal transplantation (DMEK, DALK, DSAEK). He is the medical director of the Lions NSW Eye Bank and is actively involved in research.
Dr Sutton’s research interests include investigating new treatments to prevent the progression of keratoconus.
Professor Sutton is the medical director of the Lions NSW Eye Bank, a not-for-profit organisation that recovers, prepares, stores and distributes corneas and sclera in NSW and the ACT. It also supports research into eye disease, and is committed to educating healthcare professionals and the community about tissue donation. The Eye Bank works with the Mandalay Eye Hospital in Myanmar, where corneal disease is a leading cause of blindness.
Dr Lawless and Dr Gerard Sutton have authored an award-winning book, The Naked Eye, which explains laser eye surgery in simple, easy-to-understand language. Readers will come away with a clear understanding of the surgical options available today that may allow them to see clearly with ‘the naked eye’. This book is the perfect introduction to modern laser eye surgery for anyone considering the alternatives to glasses and contact lenses, regardless of their age, occupation or understanding of science.
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