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Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List Recognises Eye Care

Congratulations to the following people recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List.

Companion (AC) In The General Division

Professor Graham Barrett (Western Australia) for significant service to ophthalmology, and to professional organisations.

Professor Graham Barrett

Professor Barrett trained in ophthalmology in Western Australia and completed specialty training in the USA. He is the recipient of multiple awards, and was the first Australian ophthalmologist to win, in the same year, the prestigious Binkhorst, Ridley, Sushruta and Choyce Awards.

With the aim to improve surgical outcomes and reduce refractive surprises in patients receiving toric intraocular lenses, Prof Barrett devised the popular Barrett Toric Calculator. Widely published in textbook chapters and peer-reviewed papers, he has produced award-winning videos on cataract and refractive surgery and has been appointed to several industry editorial boards.

Prof Barrett is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and a Clinical Professor in the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science. He is the founding and current President of the Australasian Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (AUSCRS) and Past President of the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Mr Leighton Boyd (Victoria) for significant service to people who are blind or have low vision.

Mr Boyd is the Chair of Retina Australia, having been on a board member since 1987. As an Australian delegate to Retina International congresses over many years, he was closely involved with planning and implementing the Retina International World Congress held in Melbourne in 1988. Mr Boyd has worked to ensure support and provision of information for people affected by an inherited retinal disease. Additionally, he has worked with board colleagues on fund raising to support worthy Australian research into inherited retinal disease. He has also helped raise the profile of inherited retinal diseases amongst researchers through his involvement in organising three national congresses in Melbourne since 2000.

Member (AM) In the General Division

Mr Geoffrey Fitzpatrick (Queensland) for significant service to optometry, and to the community

Medal (OAM) In the General Division

Ms Rosemary Boyd (Victoria) for service to people who are blind or have low vision.

Ms Justine Lorenz (New South Wales) for service to people who are deaf/blind.

Dr David Moore (New South Wales) for service to ophthalmology.

Professor Stephanie Watson (New South Wales) for service to ophthalmology.