A/Prof Simon Skalicky

FRANZCO, MPhil, MMed (Ophthal Sci), MBBS (Hons1), PhD

Specialises in Glaucoma & Cataract

A/Prof Simon Skalicky is a Specialist Ophthalmologist with subspecialty skills in glaucoma and cataract surgery.
After completing medical school with first class honours, hospital residency and Ophthalmology training in Australia, he undertook subspecialty fellowship training at Cambridge in the United Kingdom where he studied and practiced glaucoma and cataract surgery.
He is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Centre for Eye Research Australia, and a consultant at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, where he teaches medical students, Ophthalmology trainees and glaucoma fellows.
A/Prof Skalicky serves on the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society executive and the editorial board of the Journal of Glaucoma. He is the immediate Past President of Glaucoma Australia and is actively involved in the World Glaucoma Association.

Simon is both a clinician and glaucoma researcher with over 50 articles in international journals, a highly regarded textbook on Ocular and Visual Physiology, and is a reviewer for several Ophthalmology journals. A strong advocate for patients, his research background includes the impact of glaucoma on patients’ quality of life, and more recently the benefits of online visual field testing through personal devices.
A/Prof Skalicky is dedicated to providing the best possible outcome for his patients. As an experienced cataract surgeon he has performed thousands of procedures and offers the latest in intraocular lens technology. For glaucoma, A/Prof Simon Skalicky offers the following specialist treatments:
• iStent
• Trabeculectomy
• Glaucoma eye drops
• Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
• Glaucoma drainage tube
• Glaucoma implant surgery
• Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
• Laser peripheral iridotomy for narrow angles


A/Prof Skalicky has a passion for using digital technology to improve glaucoma services and patients’ experiences. In 2020 he founded Eyeonic, supported by Microsoft, to provide online perimetry on any computer or tablet. www.eyeonic.com.au www.drsimonskalicky.com.au


I’m strongly dedicated to my patients and their health outcomes, and am a passionate advocate for excellence in the fields of  cataract and glaucoma surgery. To achieve this, I work hard in learning and perfecting the latest glaucoma surgery techniques and technological innovations that I can offer my patients. I believe in creating a positive clinic environment, leading the members of the health team to ensure our best efforts are provided daily.

I work hard to keep abreast with the latest in medical research in my fields of expertise, always hopeful that new and better strategies are available to optimise healthcare delivery. I divide my clinic time with a career in scientific research, where I’m committed to optimising patients’ quality of life, visual outcomes and treatment satisfaction. I am involved in the teaching and training of junior doctors, medical students and supervise several scientific research projects. – A/Prof Simon Skalicky

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To learn more about A/Prof Simon Skalicky and treatments/procedures he offers, visit www.drsimonskalicky.com.au

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Positions Held

  • Associate Professor University of Melbourne, 2019 onwards

  • Honorary Researcher, Centre for Eye Research Australia, 2019 onwards

  • President, Glaucoma Australia, 2019 onwards

  • Visiting Medical Officer at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, 2014 onwards

  • World Glaucoma Association, Faculty Member and Associate Advisory Board Member, 2017 onwards

  • Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society Committee Member (Vic Representative), 2017 onwards