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Dr Mark Loane AM Ophthalmologist

Dr Mark
Loane AM
MBBS(QLD) FRANZCO FRACS

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Dr Mark Loane specialises in cataract surgery and glaucoma treatment. He also treats a range of corneal disorders, including pterygium and corneal infections, as well as medical retina conditions. In addition to these specialist areas, Dr Loane provides more general eye care.

Career highlights

Professional achievements

  • Board member and Chair for The RANZCO Eye Foundation
  • Board member for Guide Dogs Queensland for 20 years
  • Head of Cape York Eye Health Project – delivering eye health services to remote communities in the Cape York Peninsula (1999 – present)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the Order of Australia

Community involvement & charitable work

Dr Loane is heavily involved in community and charitable eye foundations. He is on the board of the Eye Foundation and Guide Dogs Queensland. He is passionate about indigenous eye health, and is Head of the Cape York Eye Health Project, whose focus is delivering eye health services to remote communities in the Cape York Peninsula. For his work with remote rural and indigenous people, he is a Member of the Order of Australia.

Awards

  • Cedric Cohen Medal for Excellence, Part 1 examination of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists (1984)
  • Doctorate Honoris Causa, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Doctorate Honoris Causa, Griffith University
  • Doctorate Honoris Causa, University of Queensland

Education & training

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Queensland, Queensland
  • Ophthalmology training, Queensland
  • Fellowship in corneal transplantation and external eye disease under Professor Douglas Coster, Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia
  • Fellowship in glaucoma under Professor Robert Weinreb, University of California, San Diego, USA

Personal life

Dr Loane played 29 tests for the Wallabies. In recognition of his standing in the game and the broader community, he was chosen as an ambassador for the team to represent players from the 1970s. In 2011, Dr Loane was named a Member of the Order of Australia for his work with remote rural and indigenous people.

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