Professor Stephanie Watson

General Ophthamologist

M.B B.Sc. (Med)(Hons) F.R.A.N.Z.CO Ph.D.

Languages Spoken: English

Professor Stephanie Watson Ophthalmologist

Dr Stephanie Watson is an ophthalmic surgeon specialising in cataract, corneal and laser surgery; with expertise in eye disease in adults and children.

Clinical positions

  • Sydney Eye Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Sydney Surgical Centre.

Training & Experience

Her sub-specialty training was completed at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK and her PhD was awarded for developing a novel dry eye therapy.

Academic & Research

As an international leader in research and innovation she is appointed as a Professor at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney. She has over 150 publications, holds international patents and is invited to speak internationally. 


  • Nominated for a Care and Compassion medal in the Pride of Australia awards.
  • First prize in the Best Health Innovation Product Idea, IDE group
  • First prize for the Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program, ATP Innovations and the NSW Office for Health and Medical Research


  • Chair of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
  • Editor for the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group
  • Member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.