2021 Inaugural Walter Wright Lecture - Walter Wright Symposium

Dr William Macrae was a beloved faculty member who was dedicated to teaching, mentorship, compassion, happiness, physician burnout and was a strong advocate of equity for women. This lecture is named in honour of his legacy.

2020 Lim Family Memorial Award - University Health Network

Awarded to the graduating fellow for exemplary excellence in surgical skill, kindness, intelligence and teaching skill as voted by the University of Toronto Ophthalmology Residents

2019 ESCRS Scholarship, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Awarded to ESCRS trainee members with a high scoring accepted free paper or poster.

2018 Topham Scholarship, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Awarded to the top three outstanding Queensland Registrars for International Fellowship

2011 Medical Leadership Scholarship, University of QLD & Royal Brisbane Hospital Scholarship

Awarded to the top resident with exemplary devotion to medical leadership

Surgical Photography

The Art Of DSAEK Preparation

Honourable Mention, ASCRS Ophthalmic Photographer’s Society Competition, 2020

This photo of mine won an Honourable Mention at the 2020 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in the category of Surgical Photography: The Art of DSAEK Preparation.

It demonstrates the preparation of a corneal transplant tissue to treat diseased corneas. Although the technique has evolved in many ways, this technique still remains a fantastic fallback option for extremely sick or complicated eyes, restoring clarity to the ocular media and the ability to see.

Special thanks to Dr Nir Sorkin (Israel) for being the model and muse for this photograph.

Nebula of The Eye

First Prize, ASCRS Ophthalmic Photographer’s Society Competition, 2020

This photo of mine won first prize in the category The Eye As Art, entitled “Nebula of the Eye” at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2020.

It depicts the longer postoperative course of ocular tattooing, a procedure performed to improve the cosmesis of an otherwise blind eye or to treat symptoms of glare. The dyes used in the preparation can oxidise over time and may need re-treatment, leaving scattered varying degrees of pigment on the ocular surface.