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Ophthalmology Research

The ophthalmology department is one of the largest ophthalmological teaching units in Australia and provides quaternary level care to patients with the diseases of the eye and visual system. The team of 15 specialist eye surgeons undertake more than 500 operations and deliver care to more than 4,000 ambulatory care patients annually, along with providing extensive consultations to other disciplines and patients at RPA.

Our Key Research Themes

  • Reconstruction techniques and outcomes
  • Adult ocular adnexal rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Neuro-ophthalmology of invasive fungal sinusitis

Our Publications


Basu, S., La Distia Nora, R., Rao, N., Jiang, X., Fuady, A., McCluskey, P., Smith, J., Biswas, J., Mahendradas, P., Mehta, S., et al (2020). Prognostic factors for TB-associated uveitis in the Asia-Pacific Region: results of a modified Delphi survey. Eye, 34(9), 1693-1701.
Cabrera Aguas, M., Kerdraon, Y., Symes, R., McCluskey, P., Samarawickrama, C., Rawlinson, W., Watson, S. (2020). Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Treatment Guidelines for Herpes Simplex Keratitis in Sydney, Australia. Cornea, 39(7), 834-840. .
Grigg, J., Hooper, C., Fraser, C., Cornish, E., McCluskey, P., Jamieson, R. (2020). Outcome measures in juvenile X-linked retinoschisis: A systematic review. Eye, 34(10), 1760-1769.
Ho, M., Invernizzi, A., Zagora, S., Tsui, J., Oldani, M., Lui, G., McCluskey, P., Young, A. (2020). Presenting Features, Treatment and Clinical Outcomes of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis: Non-HIV Patients Vs HIV Patients. Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, 28(4), 651-658.
Huang, X., Li, Z., de Guzman, E., Robinson, P., Gensler, L., Ward, M., Rahbar, M., Lee, M., Weisman, M., Macfarlane, G., McCluskey, P., Fiatarone Singh, M., Mavros, Y., et al (2020). Genomewide association study of acute anterior uveitis identifies new susceptibility loci. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 61(6), 3. .
Invernizzi, A., Pichi, F., Symes, R., Zagora, S., Agarwal, A., Nguyen, P., Erba, S., Xhepa, A., De Simone, L., Cimino, L., Gillies, M., McCluskey, P. (2020). Twenty-four-month outcomes of inflammatory choroidal neovascularisation treated with intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factors: A comparison between two treatment regimens. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 104(8), 1052-1056.
Lam, D., Downie, C., Cornish, E., McCluskey, P., Zagora, S. (2020). Telehealth in an acute ophthalmic setting during COVID-19 lock-down. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 48(9), 1312-1315.
Lock, J., McCluskey, P., Symes, R., Fraser, C. (2020). Giant cell arteritis and scleritis: does an association exist? Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 48(2), 266-267.
Zagora, S., McCluskey, P. (2020). Author reply. Internal Medicine Journal, 50(4), 510-511.