Dr Samuel Dance
MBBS, MS (Surgical Anatomy), FRANZCO
Dr Samuel Dance is a comprehensive general ophthalmologist with dual sub-specialty fellowship training in Cataract and Glaucoma surgery, and in medical conditions of the retina including Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration and Vein occlusions.
Dr Dance obtained his medical degree at Monash University, and a Master of Surgery at the University of Sydney. He completed his ophthalmology training at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, before moving to the United Kingdom to gain further sub-speciality experience in the National Health Service. He trained with the Professor Keith Martin – the international renowned President of the World Glaucoma Association – in complex Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery at the Cambridge University Hospital Trust before undertaking further specialty training in the management of Medical Retina conditions at the world-leading Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
He has been a reviewer for the Journal of Glaucoma, published broadly in international, peer-reviewed journals, lectured at both the University of Sydney, and University of New South Wales, and been an investigator for multiple international clinical trials assessing innovative ocular therapies in Glaucoma management. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and has been appointed to the Ophthalmology Liaison Committee at Glaucoma Australia.
Dr Dance places a strong emphasis on interpersonal skills and developing empathetic relationships with patients through clear and considerate interactions. He has been heavily involved in the development of collaborative eye care models through his work at the Centre for Eye Health, and also in providing care to underserviced and remote areas of Australia with the Outback Eye Service.
He consults at our Erina, and Wyong rooms.