BSc(Med) (Hons I), MBBS (Hons I), PhD, FRANZCO
“Improving lives through restoring sight and ocular comfort is the focus of my practice. Understanding the unique issues of each person allows me to tailor treatments to their needs.”
Professor Stephanie Watson is an eye surgeon specialising in cataract, corneal and laser surgery; with expertise in eye disease in adults and children. Her sub-specialty training was completed at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK and her PhD was awarded for developing a novel dry eye therapy.
As an international leader in research and innovation she is appointed as a Professor at the Save Sight Institute, The University of Sydney. She has over 200 publications, holds international patents and is invited to speak internationally.
Prof Watson has appointments at Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and the Sydney Surgical Centre, the. She is Head of the Corneal Unit at the Sydney Eye Hospital
Prof Watson is Chair of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia, Editor for the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group, and a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. She is an expert advisor to the $150 million Stem Cell Therapies Mission , Chair-elect to the Association for Vision in Research and Ophthalmology (ARVOs) Advocacy and Outreach Committee and was invited to be a Fellow of the Academy of Asia-Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology.
She was awarded the Premier’s Prize for Leadership in Innovation in NSW. Prof Watson was nominated for a Care and Compassion medal in the Pride of Australia awards. She led her team to first prize in the Best Health Innovation Product Idea, IDE group and was awarded first prize for the Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program, ATP Innovations and the NSW Office for Health and Medical Research. She received the Gustav Nossal Medical and Dental Post-graduate Research NHMRC scholarship; this is awarded to the highest ranked applicant. She was awarded the ‘Les is more’ grand final award, episode winner and people’s choice award on The New Inventors, ABC Television, for developing a stem cell therapy.
Dry Eye Management
The Effect of Different Digital Displays on the Ocular Surface – (PracticeUpdatewebsite, Dec 2020)
The role we all have to play in keratoconus – (Insight News, Nov 2020)
Keraclub 2020 – (MiVision Journal, MiNews Aug 2020)
Clearing corneas and restoring vision – (Stem Cell Australia, December 2019)
Stem Cell Research – (Stem Cell Australia, youtube 2019)
Progressing the long-term plan for stem cell research – (MRRF Stem Cell Mission announcement October 2019)
New hope for viral conjunctivitis sufferers – (Channel 7 news, Viral conjunctivitis September 2019)
See your way to a healthy diet. (Vitamania the movie. Genepool productions. 2018 Expert adviser to the film)
Corneal crosslinking for Keratoconus
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