Dr Robin Abell – Visiting
BMedSci, MBBS (Hons), MMed, FRANZCO
Corneal and Refractive Specialist
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Robin graduated from the University of Tasmania with First Class Honours before undertaking a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmic Sciences and a research fellowship at the Launceston Eye Institute with Clinical Professor Brendan Vote. He was involved in many of the early landmark anti-VEGF in macular degeneration trials. His Masters thesis titled “Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery versus Conventional Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery” has garnered international recognition and has resulted in over 20 published research papers on the topic. He has presented at numerous international scientific meetings, and was an early adopter of laser cataract surgery.
Robin completed his Ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. He has a special interest in laser vision correction, Fuchs Dystrophy, Keratoconus, and applying preventative strategies to avoid loss of vision in corneal disease. He is highly skilled in modern techniques of corneal transplantation, and has trained several local and visiting corneal specialists at the Eye and Ear Hospital in descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) surgery. Robin is a visiting specialist at Launceston Eye Institute and is available to see patients with corneal and refractive conditions.