Group Leader

Professor Peter McCluskey

Group Members

Peter McCluskey MBBS MD FRANZCO FRACS Director SSI & Unit Head
Denis Wakefield MBBS MD DSc FRACP FRCPA Immunologist, UNSW and Sydney Eye Hospital
Nick di Girolamo BSc PhD Research Scientist, UNSW
Susan Lightman MBBS (Hons) MRCP (UK) DORCS PhD FRCOphth FRCP FRCP(Ed) FMedSci FAoMedEd FOHEA, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Consultant Ophthalmologist Moorfields Eye Hospital
Sopia Zagora BCom/BA MBBS (Hons)
Christine Younan BSc(Med) MBBS  MMed(Clin Ophth)
Richard Symes Intercalated BSc (Hons 1) Pharmacology MBBS
Marko Andric MBBS, Senior Registrar Sydney Eye Hospital

Research Activity

The Uveitis and Inflammatory Eye Disease Research Group is a relatively new area of research at the Save Sight Institute. It was established in 2009 with the appointment of Professor Peter McCluskey as the Save Sight Institute’s Director.

A number of clinical studies have been undertaken using patients from the Save Sight Institute and Sydney Eye Hospital campus. At the same time, the research group has been progressing towards its longer term goal of establishing a DNA and patient database of patients with inflammatory eye disease.


Uveitis patient database
Scleritis patient database
Ocular TB in Sydney
Paediatric uveitis in Sydney

International Collaborations

SUN study (Standardisation of Uveitis Nomenclature)
COTS (Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Studies)