Clinical Associate Professor Paul McCartney graduated
in Medicine at the University of Tasmania in 1983 and
trained in Ophthalmology at Prince of Wales Hospital
in Sydney under Professor Fred Hollows. Now one of
Australia’s leading refractive surgeons, Paul’s solid
clinical experience and drive for best practice has led
him to train both students and fellow surgeons. He
regularly travels both nationally and internationally
lecturing and demonstrating surgical advancements in
optimising refractive surgery.
Paul founded Hobart Eye Surgeons, a private practice
in general ophthalmology in 1998. It has developed
into an innovative team of highly skilled and trained
ophthalmologists. Hobart Eye Surgeons now offers
a comprehensive range of leading diagnostic
technology and provides professional ophthalmic care
in purpose‑fitted facilities with patient comfort and
consideration in mind.
Paul has always expressed strong clinical interests in
cataract, corneal and refractive surgery. This has led
him to continuously seek the best technologies in terms
of intraocular lenses and refractive surgery techniques.
Paul’s research interests include advancements in
specialised intraocular lens use in cataract surgery and
the genetics of glaucoma. Paul has a long involvement
in providing eye services to needy communities
and has worked as a volunteer ophthalmologist in
communities in the Torres Strait Islands and Fiji, as well
as more recently the East Timor Eye Programme since
2003, treating local people and assisting in training
Paul was head of the Ophthalmology Department
at the Royal Hobart Hospital from 1994 to 2010.
Now a Clinical Associate Professor at the University
of Tasmania, Paul is involved in the training of
ophthalmology registrars and medical students.
Paul established laser vision correction in Hobart in
2008, in association with LASERSIGHT. Paul understands
the importance of the decision to undertake laser vision
correction and ensures patients are comfortable with
and fully understand the surgical options.
To date, Paul has successfully performed over
4000 laser vision correction treatments in partnership
LASERSIGHT, Tasmania, Australia
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