Meet Professor Nigel Morlet, a Western Australian Ophthalmologist with over 20 years of practice subspecialising in corneal and refractive surgery and oculoplastic surgery. He has operated at Perth Eye Hospital for more than 20 years.
He graduated Medicine from the University of Western Australia in 1981 and trained in ophthalmology with Prof Fred Hollows at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, gaining his Ophthalmology and Surgeon’s Fellowship in 1994.
Further specialist training in corneal and external diseases was at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London where he was a lecturer at the Institute of Ophthalmology. On return to Perth, Prof Morlet was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Royal Perth Hospital and operates at both the Perth Eye Hospital, West Perth and at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco.
Widely published in the area of ophthalmic infections and drugs, Prof Morlet was also one of the first Australians to be published on Excimer Laser Refractive Surgery and since 1993 has published a number of papers on Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has particular research expertise in Data Linkage and Registry population studies.
Prof Morlet was awarded for Refractive Surgical Instrument Design with the Royal College of Surgeons – Worshipful Company of Cutlers Prize, published three patents on phacoemulsification needle designs and has received over $5,000,000 in research grants.
He is still an active researcher, teacher and is a Clinical Professor with the University of Western Australia School of Population Health and previously was Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University Department of Public Health.