Dr Patrick Versace dedicates his Bondi Junction practice to refractive surgery. He has performed many thousands of refractive surgical procedures both laser and intraocular and continues to be a leader in the field.
After achieving degrees in medicine and ophthalmic surgery through the University of Sydney, Dr Versace undertook higher training in refractive surgery to gain the skills and knowledge to position himself as one of the leading refractive surgeons in Australia. LASIK was just beginning to be used and Dr Versace was among the first to use this technique and contribute to its development. He was also the first surgeon in Australia (and the Asia Pacific region) to perform Wavefront guided laser treatments (now known as Wavefront guided LASIK, Zyoptix, Ladarwave) and conducted the early clinical trials resulting in the introduction of these techniques.
Dr Versace is a partner and medical director of Vision Eye Institute, Bondi Junction. He is Senior Staff Specialist Ophthalmologist at Prince of Wales Hospital and a Clinical Lecturer at University of NSW. Dr Versace also acts a consultant ophthalmologist for the Royal Australian Navy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand Collage of Ophthalmologists and a member of the Australian and American Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
As an investigator and surgical trainer for a number of refractive surgical procedures, Dr Versace has certified many surgeons in different refractive surgical techniques both in Australia and abroad. He has been a participant and invited speaker to numerous local and international conferences and has contributed to the body of scientific knowledge through authorship of textbook chapters and scientific papers.
Dr Versace enjoys water sports, particularly windsurfing, as well as mountain biking with his family.