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Dr Ron Stasiuk Ophthalmologist


Dr Ron Stasiuk


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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.

Career highlights

Career firsts

  • 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)

Professional memberships

  • 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

Personal life

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.

  • Aspheric IOL induces Fewer HOA in Large Pupil

    Stasiuk R.
    Ocular Surgery News USA, Jan 2006
  • IOL Considerations for Special Situations

    Stasiuk R.
    Ophthalmology Times Asia, 2004.
  • Update on the IOL Consideration

    Stasiuk R.
    Ophthalmology Time, Asia Ed, July 2004.
  • Patient Education Pamphlet on Refractive Surgery

    Stasiuk R.
    RANZCO, 2004.
  • Red Rock Syndrome: Opacification with Piggyback Implantation

    Stasiuk R.
    Ocular Surgery News, Europe-Asia-Pacific, Jan 2001
  • Large Rhexis can Prevent Cell Growth

    Stasiuk R.
    Ocular Surgery News, Oct 2000.
  • Red Rock Syndrome after Piggy-back IOL; Implantation – How to Avoid and Treat It

    Stasiuk R
    Euro-Times, May–June 2000
  • Interface Elschnig pearl formation with piggyback implantation.

    Stasiuk R.
    J Cataract Refract Surg, Feb 2000
  • Piggybacking IOLs involves hazards of PCO, membrane formation

    Stasiuk R.
    Ocular Surgery News, Dec 1999
  • Procedures that Surgeons should take to be successful with Array Implantation

    Stasiuk R.
    Vision Restoration – for achieving best uncorrected vision, 2nd Issue 1999, Slack Inc.
  • Update on the Diffractive Multifocal Implant and Astigmatism

    Stasiuk R.
    Ocular Surgery News International Edition, Oct 1994
  • Modified Phaco Chop and Mini Chop for Very Hard Nuclei

    Stasiuk R.
    Ocular Surg News, June 1994
  • Computerised Scheim Pflug Densitometry as a measure of corneal opacification following Excimer laser surgery

    Cherny, Stasiuk, Taylor, 1993.
  • A Clinical Experience with the Diffractive Multifocal Intraocular Lens Implants in Ophthal

    Stasiuk R.
    4:4, 1990.
  • Plano-Convex Posterior Chamber Lens Decreases Opacification Due to Elschnig Pearl Formation

    Stasiuk R.
    Journal Cat & Ref Surgery, USA, 1988.
Read more publications
  • Double Trouble

    Optometry Seminar, Blackburn, June 2007.
  • Status of Intraocular Lenses in Australia

    Invited international speaker, International Intraocular Implant Club, Kyoto, Japan, March 2007.
  • Clinical Cataract Case Presentation – Complete Care

    Optometry Seminar, Blackburn, November 2006.
  • Severe Hyperopia, Nanophthalmos

    Optometry Seminar, MCI, Melbourne, October 2006.
  • Surf is Up – latest in Wavefront

    AUSCRS, Hayman Island Qld, July 2006.
  • Phaco Chop 1996-2006-2016

    AUSCRS, Hayman Island Qld, July 2006.
  • Red Eye – Viral Keratoconjunctivitis

    Optometry Seminar, Blackburn June 2006.
  • Complex Case Presentations

    Optometry Seminar, Blackburn, March 2006.
  • Phakic IOLs, ICL

    Optometry Seminar, Melbourne, November 2005.
  • Aspheric IOLs

    Bausch & Lomb, Chairman, Melbourne June 2005
  • Red Eye – Viral Keratitis

    Optometry Seminar, Blackburn, June 2005.
  • Refractive Surgery Seminar – ICL Results

    Optometry Seminar, St Kilda Rd Melbourne, May 2006.
  • Unusual Clinical Cases Presentation

    Optometry Seminar, Blackburn, Nov 2005.
  • Ocular Aberrations with Cataracts & IOLs

    AUSCRS, Queenstown NZ, Aug 2005.
  • Complicated Cataract Surgery Video Case Presentation Zonular Dialysis

    AUSCRS, Queenstown NZ, Aug 2005.
  • Ocular Aberrations with Cataracts & IOLs

    AUSCRS, Queenstown NZ, Aug 2005.


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