Associate Professor Mitchell Lawlor

Clinical Associate Professor Mitchell Lawlor is a glaucoma surgeon and neuro-ophthalmologist. After his ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital, he spent four months in India and Timor Leste, performing cataract surgery. Dr Lawlor undertook an observership at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA. He then moved to London to complete dual fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology and surgical glaucoma, both at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Moorfields is the largest eye hospital in Europe and provides unparalleled experience in the medical and surgical management of complex eye disease.

Dr Lawlor has a PhD in bioethics from the University of Sydney, and continues to have an active research program at the University of Sydney. Dr Lawlor chairs the Fight Glaucoma Blindness Registry, which is evaluating the outcomes of all minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries across Australia and New Zealand. He is investigating novel methods of sub-classifying the glaucomas, methods of distinguishing glaucoma from other optic neuropathies, as well as reviewing some of the changes of the brain seen in glaucoma.

Dr Lawlor has received peer reviewed research funding from groups such as the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia and the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation. He has over 20 original research publications in peer-reviewed journals including IOVS, Ophthalmology, Survey of Ophthalmology and the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr Lawlor has skills in managing glaucoma in all its forms, but has particular interest in normal tension glaucoma, the role of cataract surgery in angle closure, and the surgical management of complex secondary glaucomas.

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