A./Prof. Alex Hunyor

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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Associate Professor Alex Hunyor is a retinal specialist with expertise in vitreoretinal surgery and macular disease. He graduated with Honors from Sydney University Medical School in 1990 and trained in ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Melbourne. He was awarded both the Cedric Cohen and Ken Howsam Medals for excellence in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) examinations, and the RANZCO-ARVO and RANZCO-Sigma Scholarships.


He then undertook 3.5 years of subspecialty training in medical and surgical retina at RVEEH, the Casey Eye Institute (Portland, USA), and Vanderbilt University (Nashville, USA). He returned to practice in Sydney in 2000.


Associate Professor Hunyor is a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and member of the Macular Research Group at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney. He is involved in numerous clinical trials for treatment of retinal diseases and is one of the principal investigators in the Australian Macular Hole Study and the Fight Retinal Blindness project.


He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists, Oceania Retina Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialists (for which he is the Australian international delegate). Associate Professor Hunyor is Chair of the Medical Board of the Macular Degeneration Foundation and a Governor on the Board of the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation.

Associate Professor Hunyor is a past examiner for the RANZCO Advanced Clinical Examinations, a member of the RANZCO Medicare Advisory Committee, and is involved in teaching of local ophthalmic trainees and ophthalmologists, as well as participating in education of overseas specialists through the RANZCO International Development Programme.


He has received the RANZCO Award for Excellence in Training on five occasions. Associate Professor Hunyor has given many lectures at local and international scientific meetings, has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and serves as a reviewer for several ophthalmic journals as well as the Medical Journal of Australia.