Dr. Michael Loughnan is an ophthalmologist specialising in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the front of the eye including: cataract and pterygium surgery.
He graduated from Monash University with honours, gaining high distinctions in both medicine and surgery, receiving the Prince Henry’s Hospital Senior Medical Staff award for the top graduating student.
He completed a doctorate at Melbourne University studying under Professor Sir Gustav Nossal and went on to complete training in ophthalmology at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH).
He received extra surgical training in both cataract and pterygium surgery, completing a fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard University, Boston, USA.
He returned from Boston to the Melbourne University Department of Ophthalmology as a Senior Research Fellow and worked at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital as a Senior Staff Specialist at the Corneal Clinic for 23 years where he served as both Chairman of the Eye Section and Senior Medical Staff.
He was a founding director of the Victoria Parade Surgery Centre (VPSC); one of the largest eye day surgery centres in Australia. He has been actively involved in the Pacific Eye Institute; a training facility for South Pacific eye doctors in Suva, Fiji; a Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand training facility.
He has published over 25 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and is an author of an internationally published textbook on diseases of the front of the eye, the second edition of which was released in May 2011.
Dr. Loughnan speaks and consults in both English and Italian.
Si parla italiano.