Dr Anthony Pane covers general adult ophthalmology, including cataract surgery and his special clinical and research interest is in neuro-ophthalmology. This is the branch of ophthalmology dealing with diseases of the brain and nerves which can cause blurred vision, double vision, or abnormal eye movements.
Dr Pane is a University of Queensland graduate who undertook his eye specialist training in Brisbane hospitals. In 2004 he returned from three years advanced training in the United Kingdom to join the Queensland Eye Institute.
Dr Pane has written two textbooks on ophthalmology which have been published internationally. His third book, “The Neuro-ophthalmology Survival Guide”, is now a standard text for trainee eye doctors in major teaching hospitals throughout the USA, UK and Europe. This book is also used as a practical clinical guide by thousands of practising ophthalmologists worldwide.
One of Dr Pane’s key research interests has been to develop a method for ophthalmologists to detect and diagnose serious causes of optic nerve disease earlier and more accurately. In 2011 he was awarded a PhD for his research in this area. He is currently working with scientists in the QEI laboratory to develop a method to repair or regenerate damaged optic nerves.
Dr Pane enjoys teaching, and each year gives many lectures to trainee and practising ophthalmologists, optometrists, medical students and GPs.