Professor Gerard Sutton is passionate about laser eye surgery. He concentrates his time and energy on laser vision correction intraocular lens & corneal transplant surgery. To date, he has successfully performed over 15,000 surgical procedures.
His areas of expertise include LASIK, refractive and intraocular lens surgery (including Phakic IOL and Restor) keratoconus, intracorneal ring segments (Intac, Keraring), collagen cross linking, corneal transplant including DSAEK, DALK.
In 1993 Professor Sutton completed his ophthalmic training at the Sydney Eye Hospital where he is now the Senior Staff Specialist in Corneal and Refractive Surgery. In 1996 he completed advanced surgical training at St Thomas’ and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany having received the DAAD and RANZCO Sigma scholarships and thus became the first Australian to complete overseas fellowship training in laser refractive surgery.
Professor Sutton is Professor of Corneal and Refractive Surgery at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney. He is currently a consultant to the Royal Australian Navy and is on the editorial board of the journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. His previous appointments include the Inaugural Corneal and Refractive Fellow at Vision Eye Institute Chatswood in 1994, Chief Ophthalmologist for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, chief surgeon in New South Wales for the Artificial Cornea project in 2002 and a member of the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards for LASIK in 2002-2005.
Professor Sutton has introduced many new surgical techniques to Australia, as well as achieving many milestones in his career. The include:
Professor Sutton has published over 60 peer reviewed papers and textbook chapters, and continues to lecture both nationally and internationally. In 2007 he was honoured as a Visiting Professor to the Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.
He was the keynote speaker to the International Contact Lens Society, and in 2008 he was a guest speaker and Chairperson at the World Congress of Ophthalmology in Hong Kong. His ongoing international guest lecturing commitments include the World Cornea Congress, Boston USA 2010, and the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Beijing China 2010.
Professor Sutton is a passionate rugby union follower (as well as enjoying playing rugby and touch football on the weekend). He is also a keen fly-fisherman.