Past Presidents

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Dr. Michael Giblin

M.B., B.S (Hons) (Syd), F.R.A.N.Z.C.O., F.R.A.C.S.

Dr Giblin’s sub-speciality ophthalmic interest is Ocular Oncology. In 1987 he became the first ophthalmic surgeon in Australia to complete formal fellowship training in the management of eye cancer and simulating conditions. He also spent one year in the Hamburg University Ophthalmology Department and worked as a locum consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Dr Giblin is in private ophthalmic practice in Chatswood. He is a Visiting Medical Officer at Sydney Eye Hospital and operates at Chatwood Private Hospital. Outside of medicine he is a keen magician.
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Dr. Santosh G. Honavar


Dr. Santosh G Honavar has completed his MBBS from the Bangalore Medical College (Best Graduate of the Bangalore University; 7 Gold Medals); Post-graduate training in Ophthalmology, followed by Senior Residency in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at the R P Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi (Best Resident award); and Fellowship in Ocular Oncology at the Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 

His previous experience includes Senior resident at AIIMS (1992-1995), faculty and Head of the Department, and later Associate Director at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (1995-2013); Adjunct Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Ohio State University Dept of Ophthalmology. 

Dr. Santosh G Honavar focuses on tumors of the ocular surface, eyelid, eye, and orbit, and specifically retinoblastoma; eye plastic surgery and eye prosthesis.

Director Medical Services – Centre for Sight 
Dr. Santosh G Honavar has extensively published in peer-reviewed journals (over 150 manuscripts) and has written several book chapters. He is on the Advisory Board of the International Council of Ophthalmology, is the Secretary of the Oculoplastic Association of India and the Vice president of the Asia Pacific Society for Ocular Oncology and Pathology.

Some of the major awards and honors to his credit include Pfizer National Award & Medallion, Col. Rangachari Gold Medal by the AIOS, Zeigler International Fellowship by the Orbis International, USA, Dr Siva Reddy International Award by the AIOS, Senior Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award by the Govt of India.