Short Biography
  • Professor of Ophthalmology, The University of Western Australia
  • Professor David Mackey has achieved international recognition as a genetic ophthalmologist
    who has spent 30 years studying the genetics of eye disease with over 400 publications.
    Although studying many genetic and environmental factors involved in eye disease, his major
    works centre on the optic nerve: glaucoma, optic neuropathies and the genetics of optic
    nerve biometry. David has gained continual NHMRC research funding for the last 20 years.
    He is a lead investigator the international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia
    (CREAM) and the International Glaucoma Genetics Consortium (IGGC).
  • A University of Tasmania medical graduate, David completed his ophthalmology training at
    the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. After a doctoral thesis on Leber
    Hereditary Optic Neuropathy at the University of Melbourne he completed fellowships at the
    Johns Hopkins Center for Hereditary Eye Disease in Baltimore US and Moorfields Eye
    Hospital in London UK.