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Mr Richard Gardner

PositionClinical Senior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Dunedin)
QualificationsMB BS DCH FRANZCO
Research summaryPaediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, neuroanatomy, optics


Richard Gardner is an ophthalmologist who has completed a fellowship in paediatic ophthalmology and strabismus at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and is currently undertaking a fellowship in paediatrics ophthalmology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.

Richard graduated in medicine from the University of Western Australia in 1993. He then completed a Diploma in Child Health at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in 1996 whilst undertaking 2 years training in paediatrics. He has also worked for 3 years at the University of Western Australia as a tutor in head and neck anatomy and clinical lecturer and completed his ophthalmology training in Perth, Western Australia in 2005.

Richard designed the retinopathy of prematurity screening record included in the recently updated Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health guidelines and has also developed software for teaching retinopathy of prematurity screening and management. He is in the process of redesigning the botulinum toxin database kept at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He has also developed a number of 3D animations in brainstem neuroanatomy and optics.

Richard's current research interests include the use of botulinum toxin in the management of strabismus and world wide trends in the management of retinopathy of prematurity.