Dr Ron Stasiuk has significant experience treating a range of eye conditions. Dr Stasiuk spent many years performing eye surgery for cataracts, corneal diseases and refractive errors, but no longer operates due to repetitive stress injury (RSI) in both hands. He still offers patients laser treatment for cataracts and glaucoma. Dr Stasiuk also manages general eye conditions and emergency cases. He is also available for post-operative reviews and second opinions, especially for cataract and refractive surgery given his extensive experience in these areas.
First ophthalmologist in Australia to implant the 3M diffractive multifocal implant (1990) and the AMO Array multifocal lens implant (1997)
One of the first surgeons in Australia to perform excimer laser surgery (1991)
One of the first surgeons to perform LASIK in Victoria (1996)
Lectured extensively in Australia and overseas
Teaches optometry and medical students
Invited international lecturer to tour India, Thailand and Singapore (2001)
Associate Ophthalmologist at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Melbourne (1996–1999)
Other professional achievements
Foundation Ophthalmologist with Melbourne Excimer Laser Group, Maroondah Hospital Eye Clinic and Vision Eye Institute
Ophthalmology Consultant to Alcon, Allergan, 3M, Zeiss and Starr Surgical
Member of Melbourne Excimer Laser Group (1991–1992)
Protocol and Ethics Committee Member of the Melbourne Excimer Laser Group (1992–1997)
Current peer reviewer for the Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine
Invited on two occasions to perform live complicated cataract surgery in Milan, Italy, with satellite video broadcast in Europe
Peer review editorial board member, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2001–2006) and Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (2007)
Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
International Intraocular Implant Club
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Australian Medical Association
International Cataract Surgery Study Group
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Community involvement & charitable work
Dr Stasiuk served with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Port Hedland Hospital during his elective year of his medical degree. He has also worked in the Indigenous Eye Clinic at Broome Hospital in Western Australia. Dr Stasiuk was an invited guest ophthalmologist to officially open a charitable eye hospital in New Delhi, India.
Video Oscar award for piggy-back lens implantation and associated Red Rock syndrome, ASCRS Annual Meeting, Boston, USA (2000)
Education & training
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Monash University, Victoria
Ophthalmology training, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Victoria
Postgraduate work with Professor R Lindstrom in intracorneal lenses and multifocal implants, Minneapolis, USA
Outside of work, Dr Stasiuk enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren, tennis, golf, ballroom dancing, travelling (particularly in the Outback) and photography.
Research & publications
Dr Stasiuk has undertaken research in vision correction procedures and technology. Some of the research projects he has worked on investigated viscoelastics, posterior chamber lens implants, multifocal implants, Red Rock syndrome with piggy-back implants, excimer laser surgery, and use of a trypan blue ophthalmic solution with pupil expanders in complicated cataract surgery.
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