Dr Ian Anderson's
Eye Site

Personal Experience

  • MBBS 1974
  • FRACO & FRACS 1980
  • Specialist Ophthalmic Private Practice since 1981
  • Cataract Surgery
    • Posterior chamber Intra Ocular Len Implantation performed regularly since 1980
    • Small incision cataract surgery with Phacoemulsification techniques used almost exclusively since 1987
    • Sutureless cataract surgery since 1989
    • Topical anesthesia since 1991
    • Foldable Intra Ocular Lens inserted since 1992
    • In the period 1/1/95 to 1/1/2007  well over 6000 cataract and implant operations using small (no stitch )techniques have been performed under topical anesthesia
    • 2003 Cataract Surgery via sub 2mm incisions implanting the First Thinoptic Lens sub 2mm lenses in Australia
    • 2005 Implanted the first Tetraflex Accomodating Lenses in Australia
  • Laser refractive surgery
    • Started in 1991 using the Lion's Telco Excimer Laser System
    • Since 2000 using the Tecnolas 217 at the Eye Surgery Foundation to perform PRK, LASEK and LASIK
    • 2003 Began The first World Trials of the Customvis Laser to correct grossly abnormal corneas
    • 2004 Began using Customvis Laser to apply advanced surface ablations
  • Implantable Contact Lenses
    • Performed the First implant in Western Australia in July 1997
    • More than 1000 ICL implants performed (Greatest Australian Experience to date)
    • Medical Coordinator of the Australian Trial of the ICL
    • Staar approved teacher of ICL implant technique in Australasia
  • Conductive Keratoplasty
    • Performed the first Conductive Keratoplastys for correction of Hyperopia in Western Australia in December 2000
  • March 2003 had bilateral Refractive surgery