Prof Stephanie Watson BSc, MBBS, FRANZCO, PhDHead, Corneal Research Group, The University of Sydney, Save Sight Institute, Discipline of Ophthalmology, Sydney Medical School, and Head, Corneal Unit, Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Professor Watson is a clinician scientist known for her ground-breaking research in corneal therapies, appointed at the University of Sydney and Sydney Eye, Sydney Children's and Prince of Wales Hospitals, Australia. She has over 255 publications, is invited to speak internationally, and has raised over $10 million for her research programme. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and a Fellow of the Academy of Asia-Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology.
As Chair, Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia, Chair Elect to the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Advocacy and Outreach Committee, Expert Advisor to the $150M Stem Cell Therapies Mission, Editor for the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group she contributes to policy.
Professor Watson was awarded the NSW Premier’s Prize for Leadership in Innovation, RANZCO Council lecture, first prize Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program, ATP Innovations/NSW Office for Health and Medical Research and nominated for NSW Women of the Year and a Pride of Australia award. She led her team to win the Best Health Innovation Product Idea, IDE group.
DisclosuresDr. Watson is currently an Advisor for Alcon and Okogen and Director of Sydney Surgical Centre.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Current Management of Herpes Simplex Keratitis
- Global Patterns in Bacterial Keratitis: Implications for Clinical Practice
- Current Concepts in Cross-Linking to Stabilize Keratoconus
- Setting Expectations for Corneal Stem Cell Transplantation
- Hyperosmolar Eye Drops for Diurnal Corneal Edema in Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy
- An Overview of Corneal Stem Cell Transplantation
- Feasibility of Soft Toric Contact Lenses for Corneal Ectasia
- The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cornea Donation and Donor Selection Across Europe
- The Effect of Different Digital Displays on the Ocular Surface
- Acute Corneal Edema Decades After Penetrating Keratoplasty for Keratoconus in Scleral Contact Lens Wearers