2022 José I. Barraquer Lecture and Award:Graham D. Barrett, MBBCh

Graham David Barrett is a consultant ophthalmologist at the Lions Eye Institute and at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia, and a clinical professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Western Australia. His special areas of interest include cataract and implant surgery, as well as corneal and keratorefractive surgery.

Professor Barrett has been especially active in the field of small-incision cataract surgery and phacoemulsification, and he has published many papers and is the author of several textbook chapters on related topics. He has produced several videos on cataract and refractive surgery, which have won awards at annual film festivals of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is the recipient of the Harold Ridley Medal and the Binkhorst Medal.

His special areas of Interest include lens prediction formulae, new techniques in cataract surgery and IOL implant surgery, IOL implant design, and refractive surgical techniques, including epikeratoplasty, synthetic refractive on-lays and in-lays, and keratoscopic devices. He has developed innovative instruments for all cataract surgery as well as phacoemulsification equipment and intraocular implants, which are widely used by surgeons.

Professor Barrett has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the European Journal of Implant and Refractive Surgery. He is past president of the International Intraocular Implant Club and the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, editor of EyeWorld Asia-Pacific, and the current and founding president of the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.