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Dr Michael Lawless is one of Australia’s most experienced eye surgeons, having performed more than 30,000 surgical procedures. He is a clinical associate professor at Sydney Medical School (University of Sydney) and is recognised throughout the world as an authority on laser eye surgery. Dr Lawless’s expertise encompasses laser eye surgery (LASIK, ASLA/PRK and SMILE®), cataract and lens replacement surgery (including laser cataract surgery) and phakic intraocular lenses. In addition to his refractive work, Dr Lawless treats corneal conditions using procedures such as corneal cross-linking and corneal transplantation. He is frequently invited to present at major international conferences.
Dr Lawless has a strong track record of clinical research in corneal, refractive and cataract surgery. He has more than 110 publications in peer-reviewed journals. At present, Dr Lawless is involved in clinical trials for intraocular lenses to correct presbyopia. He is also involved in research studies looking at the progress of the clinical application of SMILE laser eye surgery, and trifocal intraocular lenses.
Dr Lawless also served as principal investigator in the following clinical trials:
Dr Lawless is the director of the Sydney University advanced fellowship in corneal, refractive and cataract surgery. He has developed a similar teaching programme with the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India, and a similar course for ophthalmologists in China and Vietnam.
Dr Lawless has a black belt in the Japanese martial arts, karate and aikido. He also enjoys yoga, golf and, most of all, spending time with his family.
A/Prof Michael Lawless and Prof 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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