Professor John Grigg is passionate about helping children and adults with blinding eye conditions. He is involved in caring for patients, researching new ways to save sight and teaching the next generation of eye doctors.
John is Head of the Discipline of Ophthalmology at The University of Sydney’s Save Sight Institute. He also consults at Sydney Eye Hospital and The Children’s Hospital Westmead.
With sub-specialties in glaucoma, cataract, paediatric and genetic ophthalmology and clinical electrophysiology, John completed his training at Sydney Eye Hospital and undertook fellowships in Australia and the UK. His research interests are genetic eye disease, glaucoma management and electrophysiology of the visual system.
John joined Save Sight Institute in 2003 and has overseen the expansion of postgraduate programs in Ophthalmic Science, introducing new degree programs for International Ophthalmology and Cataract and Refractive Surgery. After co-chairing a comprehensive review of ophthalmic curriculum for medical students, he went on to manage its implementation, including the introduction of an innovative virtual ophthalmology clinic.
John Grigg has authored numerous publications and textbook chapters on glaucoma and paediatric eye disease, and is a leader in the emerging field of laser cataract surgical techniques.
In 2013 he co-chaired the World Glaucoma Association’s consensus statement on paediatric glaucoma.
Since 2010 John has chaired RANZCO’s scientific programme committee and since 2004 has been a section editor of ‘Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology’.