Dr Laurie Sullivan is a fellowship trained Corneal Specialist. He specialises in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the front of the eye, including small incision refractive Cataract Surgery, Corneal diseases (including Keratoconus Cross Linking) and Corneal Transplantation Surgery, and Laser Refractive Surgery.
His public hospital teaching appointment is to the Corneal Clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, where he is involved in training Ophthalmology registrars and fellows. Laurie has been a Clinical Associate at the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology and the Centre for Eye Research Australia since 1994.
He is an Examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. Laurie has lectured at the University of Melbourne Department of Optometry and Visual Science, and examined candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics. He has lectured internationally.
Laurie has worked overseas volunteering his time for third world eye camps with the Fred Hollows Foundation in Nepal, and also in Fiji. He helped conduct the first ever Ophthalmology fellowship examinations for Cambodia in 2009 and has maintained his involvement in that country in teaching ophthalmic trainees and helping to develop the curriculum. He is a member of RANZCOs International Development Committee.
He is involved in major research projects at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters.
Laurie is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the American and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Australasian Cornea Society.