Associate Professor Ian Francis consults in General Ophthalmology at MetWest Eye Centre, with special interests in management of Chalazia, Giant Cell Arteritis (including surgical intervention) and Neuro-ophthalmology.
MB, BS (SYD), PHD (NSW), FRACS, FRANZCO, FASOPRS, FANZSOPS
His broad Ophthalmological knowledge has gained him numerous awards for excellence in teaching, publishing and podium presentations. These include the Prize for Best Teacher in Ophthalmology at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, and the College Award for excellence in Registrar Teaching, presented at the RANZCO Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth. At Sydney University, he shared the The James & Margaret Claffey Prize in Ophthalmology in Medicine V. He has also been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Medicine as an Ophthalmologist. He holds a PhD on “The Watery Eye”, and has currently published 288 peer-reviewed articles, with thirty more in the pipeline. He is near completion of a Doctor of Science Thesis on cataract surgery.
He has worked and studied in Metropolitan Sydney, and the Australian outback with Professor Fred Hollows on the Trachoma Program. He has presented at conferences in all capital cities in Australia. He has also worked and studied in England, Europe, North America and The Gambia, West Africa, and more recently in the Philippines and Myanmar.
Associate Professor Francis consults at MetWest,and is more than happy to discuss problematic patient presentations.