A/Prof Alan McNab is an ophthalmologist specialising in treatment of diseases of the orbit (eye socket), eyelids and lacrimal system (tear ducts).

He graduated from Melbourne University in 1979 and trained as an ophthalmologist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital before undertaking post-graduate fellowships in orbital, lacrimal and ocular plastic (eyelid) surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London from 1987 to 1989.

He has published over 200 papers in specialist journals, over 25 book chapters and authored a textbook on Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery, now in its second edition.

He is one of only ten members of the Orbital Society outside North America and Europe and is a member of the America, European, Australasian and Asia-Pacific Societies of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also on the Editorial Board of several international journals.

A/Prof McNab was the Head of the Orbital, Plastic and Lacrimal Clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital until 2020. He remains a consultant to that clinic. Doctors from many parts of the world, and within Australia, come to train under his guidance.

His main areas of clinical interest are: diseases and surgery of the orbit such as thyroid eye disease, tumours and trauma, surgery of eyelid disorders including ptosis (drooping of the lids), entropion and ectropion (in-turned or out-turned lids), skin cancers of the eyelids and surgery for tear duct obstructions.