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Professor Peter McCluskey recognised with AO

Presented by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), on 26 January 2020
Professor McCluskey was awarded Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to ophthalmology, and to medical education, to eye health organisations, and to the community.

Professor McCluskey’s impact on Ophthalmology in Australia and the Asia Pacific area is formidable and unmatched. He has a high-calibre career as a consultant eye surgeon and researcher.

Impressive initiatives Peter has instigated during his career include the treatment of HIV patients, establishing an internationally renowned Inflammatory Eye Disease Unit at Sydney Eye Hospital; high quality eye clinics in south-west Sydney, Hobart and Darwin; creating a Masters of Medicine (Ophthalmology) and an International Masters of Ophthalmology, and the Sydney Eye Hospital Eye School.

The Save Sight Institute, of which Peter is Director, has an ever-increasing international reputation as a centre of research excellence and innovative thinking. With his devotion to his patients, education of current and future generations of ophthalmologists and his longstanding dedicated service to NSW public hospitals and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).

Peter is a compassionate humanitarian who will have an everlasting impact on Australian Ophthalmology. Appointment as an Officer (AO) in the general division of the Order of Australia, highlights his accomplishments and encourages others to follow in his footsteps.

Professor Peter McCluskey

Headshot of Peter McCluskey