Refractive surgery is an ever-expanding area within the field of ophthalmology that encompasses laser and non-laser vision correction. Such surgery has traditionally been performed by surgeons in large private clinics, but in recent years has become accepted as part of mainstream ophthalmic care. Laser eye surgery is now the most frequently performed eye operation in Australia.
Upon completion of the Master of Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery) at Sydney Medical School you will be equipped with knowledge of cataract and refractive surgery theory and practice. The course is primarily online with a two-week placement in an accredited refractive surgical centre and time spent in the wet lab at Sydney Eye Hospital. Jointly offered with the University of Auckland, New Zealand, the course is the first of its kind in the world.
Your lecturers include internationally recognised corneal and refractive surgeons.