our doctors

Clinical Professor Stephanie Watson

Clinical Professor Stephanie Watson Bsc(Med), MMBS, FRANZCO, PhD

Clinical Professor Stephanie Watson is an ophthalmic surgeon specialising in cataract, corneal and laser surgery; with expertise in eye disease in adults and children. She provides personalised care to each individual patient, making considered diagnoses and tailoring surgical and management options to each patient’s circumstances.

Professor Watson is a specialist in corneal and cataract surgery at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney Children's and Prince of Wales Hospital, and St Vincent’s Private Hospital. She completed sub-speciality training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and was awarded a PhD for the development of a new dry eye therapy. She is a Clinical Professor in the Sydney University Medical School, a conjoint senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales, a Director of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia and Editor for the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group.

Prof Watson is known for her ground-breaking research in stem cell treatment for corneas. Her work has been featured on ABC's New Inventors and Catalyst, and in the New York Times and Qantas magazine. She leads a research program focused on innovative solutions for ocular surface disease and corneal surgery. She has published over 88 articles in high-ranked peer reviewed journals and book chapters, and holds international patents. Professor Watson has given over 100 presentations at national and international meetings.