Dr Lewis Levitz is a highly experienced ophthalmic surgeon. He specialises in conventional and laser cataract surgery. He offers his patients the latest in lens technology such as toric and multifocal intraocular lenses. Dr Levitz also has a special interest in reconstructive eyelid surgery (oculoplastics), including eyelid correction, repair and reconstruction, and management of eyelid cancers. In addition to these specialty areas, Dr Levitz also treats general ophthalmological disorders.
Dr Levitz has been involved in a range of research projects investigating cataract surgery outcomes, intraocular lens technology, glaucoma and eye trauma.
Dr Levitz has presented multiple papers and lectures on the incidence, management and cause of cystoid macular edema (CME). His letter to the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery was the first to suggest no difference between the rate of CME in patients undergoing laser cataract surgery and manual blade cataract surgery.
Dr Levitz is part of the team that published the first papers on low (less than 0.7D) diopter of astigmatism correction with an Alcon intraocular lens. He is also part of the team that published the first paper on the Panoptix trifocal lens.