Scientific Advisory Committee Member
Professor Ian Constable AO
Professor Constable trained in ophthalmology in New South Wales before being appointed as Clinical Retinal Fellow at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He later became a consultant surgeon and Lecturer at Harvard University. He was appointed the foundation professor of ophthalmology and retinal surgeon at Royal Perth Hospital in 1975 before establishing the LEI in 1983. He continues to practice as a consultant ophthalmologist at the Lions Eye Institute and at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital with a special interest in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and second opinions for complex eye problems. He was Managing Director at the Lions Eye Institute from 1983 to February 2009 and was appointed Patron of the Lions Eye Institute in 2018.