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A/Prof Tim Roberts Ophthalmologist

A/Prof
Tim Roberts
MBBS MMed FRANZCO FRACS GAICD

A/Prof
Tim Roberts
MBBS MMed FRANZCO FRACS GAICD

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Dr Tim Roberts is Medical Director of Vision Eye Institute, Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Sydney Medical School and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal North Shore Hospital, where he heads the glaucoma unit. He is a highly regarded cataract and glaucoma specialist, with clinical interests in the development and utilisation of new and innovative technologies in ophthalmology, medical ethics and education. Dr Roberts serves on the editorial board for the American Academy of Ophthalmology textbook Lens and Cataract, is Cataract Section Editor for Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, and sits on various government, industry and professional advisory boards.

 

Career highlights

Career firsts

  • Part of the first team in the Southern Hemisphere to perform laser cataract surgery

Teaching

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Course Coordinator, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney, New South Wales
  • Invited to present on glaucoma and cataract surgery at local and international conferences

Other professional achievements

  • Glaucoma Unit Head and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal North Shore Hospital, New South Wales
  • Medical Director, Vision Eye Institute
  • Editorial board member, American Academy of Ophthalmology Lens and Cataract textbook
  • Cataract Section Editor, Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology and Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Held senior RANZCO positions – Chairman of the NSW Qualification and Education Committee (QEC) and member of the Federal QEC, College Board of Examiners and NSW State Committee
  • Asia-Pacific Representative, Cataract Organising Committee, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Invited to present laser cataract surgery research and clinical experience at the European and American Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congresses
  • Sits on several government, industry and professional advisory boards

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Research

Dr Roberts attained his higher degree for research into nocturnal cardiovascular and respiratory risk factors in glaucoma.

His current research interests include:

  • the application of femtosecond lasers in cataract surgery
  • presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses
  • digital imaging systems
  • toric lenses in astigmatism management
  • complex cataract surgery and ocular trauma repair
  • minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • fixed/combination and slow-release glaucoma therapies.

To date, he has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and editorials, and delivered over 150 lectures locally and internationally. Dr Roberts has extensive experience with ICH/GCP training, has been a scientific assessor for the Northern Sydney Area Health Services Medical Research Ethics Committee, and has acted as principal investigator for many clinical studies. He is a supervisor and examiner for higher degree students.

Community involvement & charitable work

Dr Roberts has been a consultant surgeon with the Far North Queensland Indigenous Eye Program and, along with a number of fellow Vision Eye Institute doctors, has been involved with the Myanmar Eye Care program (an initiative of The Eye Surgeons' Foundation). Dr Roberts has also been on mission trips to Angola and Nepal.

Awards

  • Outstanding Clinical Tutor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney (2013, 2015)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2014)

Education & training

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of New South Wales, New South Wales
  • Master of Medicine, University of Sydney, New South Wales
  • Ophthalmology training, Sydney Eye Hospital, New South Wales
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