Professor Geoffrey Crawford

Professor Geoffrey Crawford


Ophthalmologist Cornea, Cataract and Laser Eye Surgery

About Professor Geoffrey Crawford

Professor Geoffrey Crawford is one of Australia’s leading ophthalmic surgeons and is an internationally recognised expert in corneal, cataract, refractive and laser surgery. He is a highly skilled and highly experienced eye surgeon who has been at the forefront of ophthalmology’s evolutionary changes throughout his career - as a recognised surgeon, teacher, researcher and innovator. He is co-inventor of the AlphaCor™ artificial cornea and AlphaSphere™orbital implant and developed the techniques for insertion of these devices. He was also the first to perform LASIK surgery in Western Australia. With over 28 years experience with laser eye surgery and performing over 20 000 refractive procedures, he is one of the most qualified and experienced Laser Eye surgeons in WA.

After completing his medical school training at the University of Western Australia, Professor Crawford trained in the WA Ophthalmic Training Programme to become an ophthalmologist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He did further specialist training in Cornea and Oculoplastic Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and the University of London and then Emory University, Atlanta, USA in Cornea and refractive surgery.

Professor Crawford specialises in all forms of vision corrective surgery including LASIK, PRK, PTK, refractive lens exchange, and insertion of phakic intraocular lenses (ICL). He performs lens surgery for cataracts and for refractive errors. As an expert in corneal and conjunctival diseases of the eye, Professor Crawford performs all surgeries related to these conditions including all types of corneal transplantation, pterygium removal, ocular surface tumour removal and correction of keratoconus with intracorneal ring segments (Kerarings) and corneal collagen cross-linking. He is a pioneer in many of these techniques in Western Australia.

He was previously a consultant ophthalmologist at the Lions Eye Institute and served as the Director of Surgical Services and Director of Lions Laser Vision. He is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, University of Western Australia. He was the foundation Medical Director of the Lions Eye Bank of WA and a consultant eye surgeon at Royal Perth Hospital for 33 years. He is currently on the committees of the Australian and New Zealand Cornea Society, the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the WA Branch of RANZCO.