Professor Rasik Vajpayee is a highly respected ophthalmologist specialising in cataract and corneal surgeries, and has previously served as Head of Cornea and Cataract Surgery at the University of Melbourne. He has significant expertise in performing laser cataract surgery and complex cataract surgery for patients with co-occurring eye conditions that can cause complications. Professor Vajpayee also specialises in the treatment of corneal conditions, including corneal surgery and corneal transplantations. He has a particular interest in keratoconus, Fuchs’ dystrophy and pterygium (Surfer’s Eye). In addition, Professor Vajpayee performs laser eye surgery for vision correction.
Professor Vajpayee is a clinician-scientist working in the field of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. His research is clinical (surgical) and has resulted in the development of innovative therapeutic and diagnostic modalities, improving treatment outcomes. In a world first, he pioneered the use of single donor corneal tissue to treat three patients by using novel techniques of customised component corneal transplantation surgeries. He can be credited with the following significant surgical innovations, which have been published in high ranking peer-reviewed scientific journals.