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Biographical entry Gibson, Walter Lockhart ( - 1981)

Died
5 November 1981
Occupation
Ophthalmologist

Summary

Walter Gibson was a pioneer eye surgeon who performed Australia's first retinal detachment operation (1931) and the first reported corneal transplant in Australia (1940). He received his training as an ophthalmologist in the United Kingdom, 1925 - 11927. As well as having his own practice, Gibson served consultant at several Repatriation and general hospitals in Brisbane and Ipswich. He was a leading member of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia , being President 1949 - 1950.

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Events

1916 - 1919
Career position - Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces
1924
Education - MB MS, University of Sydney
1924
Career position - Resident, Ipswich General Hospital, Queensland
1930 - 1933
Career position - Visiting Ophthalmologist, Diamantina Hospital for Chronic Diseases
1930 - 1946
Career position - Visiting Ophthalmologist, Brisbane General Hospital
1949 - 1950
Career position - Foundation Member, Ophthalmological Society of Australia
1969 - 1981
Career position - Foundation Member, Australian College of Ophthalmologists
1970
Life event - Retired

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Coster, Douglas J., 'History of corneal transplantation in Australia', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmalogy, vol. 43, 2015, pp. 268-76. Details
  • Wood, R., 'Obituary: Walter Lockhart Gibson', Australian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 11, 1983, pp. 240-1. Details

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