Associate Professor Mitchell Lawlor


BMed MMed(OphthSci) FRANZCO PhD

Mitchell Lawlor is a glaucoma and cataract surgeon, and specialist in diseases of the optic nerve.

After 4 years of general ophthalmology training in Sydney, he spent a further 3 years in London completing dual fellowships in surgical glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital. This work included the surgical management of some of the most complex glaucoma cases from across the United Kingdom and Europe.

Dr Lawlor has a PhD in bioethics from the University of Sydney where he remains a clinical academic. He has an active research program including peer reviewed grant funding and numerous publications of primary research. He works as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye, Royal Prince Alfred and Liverpool Hospitals, where he is heavily involved in training the next generation of eye surgeons.

Dr Lawlor is able to provide advice on all aspects of glaucoma diagnosis and management, and he performs all forms of glaucoma laser and surgery. This includes cataract surgery for closed angle glaucoma, “cataract plus” procedures to reduce dependence on eye drops for glaucoma, trabeculectomy filtration surgery, and tube shunt surgery. His particular areas of interest are normal tension glaucoma, and the surgical management of complex secondary glaucomas.