Tom Edwards is an Australian vitreoretinal surgeon. He undertook a PhD at the University of Cambridge (UK) in medical genetics before completing his ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Melbourne.
While at Cambridge, he rowed in three Oxford Cambridge Boat Races and was President of the Cambridge University Boat Club. Tom has also rowed for Australia. In 2014 he was awarded a Nuffield Fellowship to undertake further specialist vitreoretinal surgical training and research under Prof Robert MacLaren at the University of Oxford and the John Radcliffe Hospital. He also undertook specialist training in the Vitreoretinal Unit at the RVEEH.
Tom is a Principal Investigator at the University of Melbourne affiliated Centre for Eye Research Australia, based at the RVEEH. He is involved in a number of ongoing research projects including retinal gene therapy, robotic retinal surgery and electronic retinal implants. His areas of clinical expertise are diseases of the retina and vitreous, which include management of retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and inherited retinal degeneration.
For more information about Tom's recent research project, please visit https://www.cera.org.au/australias-first-investigational-gene-therapy-trials-for-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration-under-way/ .