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Laurence Sullivan

Dr. Laurence Sullivan FRANZCO

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Medical School:
Residency Program:
Brighton East, Australia
Contact Information:
323 Nepean Hghway
Brighton East, Vic
Australia 3187
Phone: 610408544799
Fax: 610395967449
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1988; Gained Part 1 FRANZCO.

1989; Surgical Registrar, St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.
(Neurosurgery, Cardiac surgery, General and Vascular surgery)

1990; 1st year Ophthalmology Registrar, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne.

1991; 2nd year Ophthalmology Registrar, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

1992; 3rd year Ophthalmology Registrar, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.
Gained Part 2 FRANZCO.

1993 Corneal Fellowship
Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital under the supervision of Professor Hugh Taylor and also that of the other members of the unit; Drs Snibson, Unger and Collie.

Travelled to Nepal as part of a surgical team for the Nepal Eye Program Australia, in association with the Fred Hollows Foundation.

1993 - present Clinical Associate, University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology, and The Centre for Eye Research Australia.

1994 - present Consultant Eye Surgeon to the Corneal Clinic, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, 126 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, 3002.

1999 - present Laser Refractive Surgeon and Medical Director, LaserSight Victoria

1999 Returned to Nepal on Surgery / Training visit.

2000 Travelled to Fiji as part of a Surgical Team for the Beeve Foundation.

1996-7 RANZCO Victorian State Branch Committee member.

1995-7 Organizer of the RANZCO State Branch Conferences.

2006 - present Examiner for RANZCO in the Ophthalmic Basic Sciences and Ophthalmic Basic Clinical Competencies

2006 - present Examiner for the Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences, University of Melbourne.

Editorial Reviewer for the journals:
Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (formerly the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology (RANZCO)
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS and ESCRS)
Clinical and Experimental Optometry

2009 - present Examiner for Ophthalmology Residents Kingdom of Cambodia
2010 - teaching Ophthalmology Residents Fiji
2009 - present Member, International Ophthalmology Committee of RANZCO

Research Projects, Publications

Current projects

A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking In Progressive Keratoconus. RVEEH

Selected Bibliography

Book Chapters:

1. Wavefront Analysis and LASIK In: Step by Step LASIK Surgery.Vajpayee RB, Sharma N, Melkir S, Sullivan L, (eds). India: Jaypee Brothers, 2003

2. Small Incision Cataract Surgery. PA Rosen, LJ Sullivan. Chapter in: Recent Advances in Ophthalmology. Volume 9. B Jay and CM Kirkness, eds. Churchill Livingstone. London, New York.

3. Management of Corneal Graft Astigmatism in Corneal Transplantation. Ed. RB Vajpayee. Jaypee Brothers. 2002.

4. Management of Astigmatism in Refractive Surgery. Masters of Medicine (Refractive Surgery) University of Sydney. 2010.

Peer Reviewed Published Papers:

1. A randomized controlled trial of corneal collagen cross-linking in progressive keratoconus: preliminary results Wittig-Silva C, Whiting M, Lamoureux E, Lindsay RG, Sullivan LJ, Snibson GR. . J Refract Surg. 2008 Sep;24(7):S720-5.
2. Comparison of residual stromal bed and flap thickness in primary and repeat laser in situ keratomileusis in myopic patients. Das S, Sullivan LJ. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006 Dec;32(12):2080-4.
3. Microbial keratitis associated with extended wear of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. L Lim, M S Loughnan, and L J Sullivan. Br J Ophthalmol 2002; 86: 355-357.

4. Controlled Study Of The Use Of Autologous Serum In Dry Eye Patients. Tananuvat N, Daniell M, Sullivan LJ, Yi Q, McKelvie P, McCarty DJ, Taylor HR. Cornea 2001 Nov 20:802-6

5. A comparison of different depth ablations in the treatment of painful bullous keratopathy with phototherapeutic keratectomy. Raj Maini, Laurence Sullivan, Grant R Snibson, Hugh R Taylor, and Michael S Loughnan. Br J Ophthalmol 2001 85: 912-915

6. Pterygium-induced corneal astigmatism
Richard G Lindsay, Laurence Sullivan. Clin Exp Optom 2001; 84: 4: 200-203)

7. Management of alkali burns : an 11-year retrospective review. Brodovsky SC, McCarty CA, Snibson G, Loughnan M, Sullivan L, Daniell M, Taylor HR. Ophthalmology 2000 Oct 107:10 1829-35

8. Bartonella henselae associated with Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome. Grando D, Sullivan LJ, Flexman JP, Watson MW, Andrew JH. Clin Infect Dis. 1999 May;28(5):1156-8.

9. Consultation Section: Refractive Surgical Problem in The Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, November 1997.

10. Mechanical methods in refractive corneal surgery. (Review article) Loughnan MS, Robinson D, Sullivan LJ. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 1996, 7: 41-46.

11. Efficacy and safety of 0.3% carbomer gel compared to placebo in patients with moderate to severe dry eye syndrome. Sullivan LJ, McCurrach FE, Lee SE, Taylor HR, Rolando M, Marechal-Courtois C, Creuzot-Garcher C, Easty DL, Karabatsas C, Hoh B, Faschinger C, Laroche L. Ophthalmology; 1997, 104; 9

12. Sterile inflammatory reactions to monofilament nylon suture material in penetrating keratoplasty: four case reports. Laurence J Sullivan, Charles Su, Hugh R Taylor. ANZJ Ophthalmology, Aug 1994; 22(3): 175-181.
. 13. Scedosporium Prolificans sclerokeratitis Laurence J Sullivan, Grant Snibson, Cathy Joseph, Hugh R Taylor. ANZJ Ophthalmology, Aug 1994; 22(3): 207-9.

14. Felty's syndrome and hairy cell leukaemia. (Letter) Castelino D, Snibson G, Clemens L, Lee N, Sullivan L, Su C, Zeimer H. B J Rheumatol., 1994; 33(5): 499-500.

15. A new codon 15 rhodopsin gene mutation in autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa is associated with sectorial disease. Sullivan LJ, Makris GS, Dickinson P, Mulhall LEM, Forrest S, Cotton RGH, Loughnan MS. Archives of Ophthalmology, Nov. 1993;111:1512-1517.

16. Trachoma. Sullivan LJ and Taylor HR. Seminars in Ophthalmology, Sept. 1993;8(3):196-203.

17. Visual outcomes of pituitary tumour surgery. Sullivan L, O'Day J and McNeill P. J Clin. Neuro-Ophthalmology 1991 Dec 11(4):262-7.

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