Curriculum Vitae: David Wechsler
Qualifications: FRANZCO 2006
MB,BS (Hons I) 1998
Practice Address: Burwood Eye Clinic
36 Burwood Road
Ph: 02 9747 4444
Fax: 02 9744 6555
Mob: 0414 773 141
Hospital Appointments: Concord Hospital (VMO) oct 2007 - current
Liverpool Hospital (VMO) oct 2007 - current
Subspecialty Interests: Glaucoma
Current Teaching and Academic activities:
Supervision and training of 3 Accredited ophthalmology registrars at
each of my public hospital posts
Presentations and teaching sessions at Sydney Eye Hospital „Eye
Presentations at local and national meetings
Examiner for Masters of Ophthalmology degree, University of Sydney
Marker for Honours programme, University of Sydney
Reviewer for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Registrar, Sydney Eye Hospital (years 1-3) 2002-2004
Senior Registrar, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney NSW 2005
Glaucoma Fellow, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK 2006-2007
Au L, Wechsler D, Fenerty C, Spencer A. Bleb revision with scleral patch
grafts and conjunctival advancement. J.Glaucoma – accepted for
Au L, Wechsler D, Fenerty C. Alpha antagonists and intraoperative floppy
iris syndrome (IFIS) in trabeculectomy. Eye 2007 21(5):671-2.
Wechsler DZ, Tay TS, McKay DL. Life threatening Haematological
disorders presenting with Ophthalmic manifestations. Clinical and
Experimental Ophthalmology 2004 32(5): 547-50.
Wechsler D, Anand N. Antimetabolites in Glaucoma surgery – a Review.
Accepted for publication, Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update
Wechsler DZ, McCluskey PJ. Scleritis (review)
Accepted for publication 2006: Ophthalmology International
Mercieca K, Odogu V, Fiebai B, Arowolo O, Chukwuka F. Comparing
Central Corneal Thickness in a Sub-Saharan Cohort to African
Americans and Afro-Caribbeans. Cornea. 2007 Jun;26(5):557-560
Wechsler D, Anand N. Deep Scelerectomy with Mitomycin C in eyes with
previous failed glaucoma surgery. Royal Australian and New Zealand
College of Ophthalmologists annual scientific meeting, Perth November
Mercieca K, Wechsler D, Odogu V, Fiebai B, Arowolo O. Comparing Central
Corneal Thickness in a sub-Saharan cohort to African Americans and Afro-
Carribbeans. Nottingham Ophthalmology Meeting. February 2007.
Wechsler D, Mercieca K, Quinn S, Fenerty C, Spencer A. Initial Experience
with Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in a tertiary Referral Glaucoma Clinic.
UK and Eire Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting December 2006.
Wechsler DZ, Macken PL. “Acute Angle closure with congenital lens
Anomaly”. Conjoint Meeting of Asian-Oceanic Glaucoma Society and
Australian New Zealand Glaucoma Club, Sept 2005.
Wechsler DZ, Macken PL, Petsoglou C. “Choice of Intraocular lens power
and postoperative refractive result in eyes with Keratoconus undergoing
phacoemulsification cataract surgery”. Royal Australian and New Zealand
College of Ophthalmologists’ Annual Scientific Congress, November 2005.
Recent Presentations and lectures:
Changing concepts in the surgical management of the failing bleb
Save Sight Institute Conference, Sydney. August 2008
Bleb revision with scleral patch graft and conjunctival advancement.
Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma interest Group scientific meeting.
Melbourne. March 2008
Results of Deep Scelerectomy plus selective laser goniopuncture
Rapid Fire session, RANZCO congress, Perth November 2007
Bleb Morphology after posterior application of Mitomycin C with conjunctival
Rapid Fire session, RANZCO congress, Perth. November 2007
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
North-west Glaucoma update, Liverpool, United Kingdom September 2006
Optic Disc and Nerve Fibre Layer Imaging
North-West Glaucoma update, Manchester, United Kingdom March 2007
6 month results of SLT in a tertiary referral Glaucoma unit
North-West Glaucoma update, Wigan, United Kingdom June 2007
Lectures for MSc Course, Manchester, United Kingdom
- Pharmacology of Glaucoma therapies April 2007
- Optic Nerve in Glaucoma April 2007
Lecture to Undergraduate Optometry students
- Classification, investigation and Diagnosis of glaucoma March 2007
Clinical Associate Lecturer, Central Clinical School 2006 - current
University of Sydney
Tutor in Neurosciences, Vision and Behaviour.
University of Sydney undergraduate curriculum 2001
Educational Background and Pre-vocational Medical Training
Resident Medical Officer, Emergency Medicine, Concord Hospital 2001
I also studied for and completed RANZCO first part examinations while
working as a tutor in Neurosciences, vision and Behaviour at the
University of Sydney.
Senior Resident Medical Officer, Concord Hospital 2000
(Burns/Plastics, General Surgery, Geriatrics/Rehab, Anaesthetics, Neurosurgery)
Resident Medical Officer, Concord Hospital 1999
(Ophthalmology, Night Resident, Broken Hill Medicine, ICU, Emergency)
Intern, Concord Hospital 1998
(Thoracic medicine/surgery, Cardiology, Emergency, General medicine, UGI surgery)
RANZCO Part II Examinations April 2004
Clinical Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Pathology passed at first attempt
RANZCO Part I Examinations August 2001
Anatomy, Physiology and Optics passed concurrently at first attempt
University of Sydney 1992 - 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Honors Class I)
Secondary: Sydney Grammar School 1986 – 1991
Higher School Certificate T.E.R 100.00
Member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of
- As a fellow recently returned from overseas, where I undertook
sub-specialty training, I am looking to become more involved and
contribute to college activities.
Member of the Australian Medical Association
- including participation in the AMA mentorship scheme for junior
Member, UK and Eire Glaucoma Society
Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni Association
Hospitallers Association, Sydney Hospital
University of Sydney Medical Graduates‟ Association