Professor Peter McCluskey, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Eye Heath, and Director of Save Sight Institute, is one of several Australian eye health professionals to have been recognised on the 2020 Australia Day Honours List.
They were among 1,099 awards presented by the Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), on Australia Day, 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.
Prof McCluskey’s primary clinical focus is vision-threatening chronic inflammatory eye disease, an area in which he has more than 25 years’ experience. As well as having a large clinical practice, Prof McCluskey is actively involved in clinical research and trials and has ongoing collaborations in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Vietnam and the United States.
As Director of Save Sight Institute, at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Prof McCluskey oversees 11 research groups involved with both clinical and basic eye research focussed on the common causes of blindness. As well as leading the organisation, Prof McCluskey continues to teach and research in the field of ophthalmology.
The following eye health professionals received a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division: Daliah Moss from Broome, Western Australia, for service to international eye health programs, and to professional organisations; Inderjit (Indy) Singh from Pymble, New South Wales, for service to the international community through eye care programs; and Dr David Workman from East Melbourne, Victoria, for service to ophthalmology, and to international relations.