Speakers

Dr. Lyndon Da Cruz
RETINA
Uk

.Lyndon da Cruz began his medical career in Perth, Western Australia. In 1982 he was awarded the Inaugural Reynolds Scholarship to study medicine at St Georges College, University of Western Australia. He was awarded the State Health Department research prize for public health during his studies. A degree in Philosophy and Physiology took him to Oxford University in 1990 and following the degree he remained in the UK to complete the fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists based at the Oxford Eye Hospital. In 1995 he returned to Western Australia on an Australian Medical Research Council (MRC) Scholarship where he was awarded a PhD from UWA for his research on Gene Transfer to the Retinal Pigment Epithelium in 1999. He completed the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists and the first of his sub-specialty retinal fellowships.

In 2000 he was nominated the Menzies Scholar for Australia by the Australian MRC and the Menzies Foundation. Also, in the same year, he was awarded the Howard Florey Fellowship from the Royal Society that brought him to Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Ophthalmology in Retinal Gene therapy and medical and surgical retinal fellowships at Moorfields. In 2003 he was appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in medical and surgical retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He was appointed Professor of Retinal Stem Cell and Transplantation Surgery at UCL. He is chief investigator and surgeon for the bionic eye implantation project in London and is currently clinical lead on The London Project for transplanting stem-cell-derived retinal cells for patients with Macular Degeneration. Currently he is the head of the department of vitreo-retinal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Prof. Lyndon da Cruz MBBS (UWA), MA (Oxon), FRCOphth (Lond.), PhD, (UWA) FRANZCO.