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About the Ophthalmology Network

The Ophthalmology Network brings together ophthalmic clinicians and consumers and community representatives to promote equitable access to public sector ophthalmic services in NSW, including cataract surgery, complex eye surgery and general ophthalmology consultations.

Our People

Michael Hennessy

Michael Hennessy, Co-Chair
Prince of Wales Hospital
South East Sydney Local Health District

Andrew White

Clinical A/Prof Andrew White, Co-Chair
Head of Ophthalmology Westmead Hospital WS LHD

The ACI Ophthalmology Network (Statewide Ophthalmology Service) is led by an executive committee which includes ophthalmologists, nurses, orthoptists and consumers.

The Network’s members include clinicians (medical, nursing and allied health professionals), consumers and representatives from the NSW Ministry of Health, local health districts, specialty network governed health corporations, NSW Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), Rural, and Orthoptic Standing Committees, the Optometrists Association of Australia (NSW) and non-government vision organisations.

Previous co-chairs of the Ophthalmology network include:
Ms Julie Heraghty, former CEO of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia (2015-17), Dr Ross Ferrier, Ophthalmologist, Central Coast Local Health District (2014-17), Ms Joanna McCulloch, Clinical Nurse Consultant Ophthalmology, Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital, Professor Peter McCluskey, Director of the Save Sight Institute


The ACI Ophthalmology Network is building on the work of the Statewide Ophthalmology Service which was established by the Greater Metropolitan Transition Taskforce in November 2003 to act as a peak advisory body for public sector ophthalmic services in NSW.