Professor Gerard Sutton

Sydney Medical School Foundation Chair of Cornea and Refractive Surgery
Clinical Ophthalmology & Eye Health, Central Clinical School

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Professor Sutton divides his time and energy between his private practice and his University and Hospital activities, which include research into keratoconus, corneal transplantation and eye care in the developing world. In his private practice he specialises in laser vision correction, as well as intraocular lens & corneal surgery, practicing out of Vision Eye Institute, Chatswood. Please visit his website (link above) for more information.

Selected grants

2014

  • Secreted frizzled related protein 1 (SFRP1) and Keratoconus; You J, Sutton G, Dawes L; Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA)/Research Grants.

2000

  • Keratoconous research; Collier S, Sutton G; Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation/Research Project Support.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Sutton, G., Lawless, M. (2014). 'Looking beneath the surface'. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 42(4), 309-310. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Sharwood, P., Hodge, C., Roberts, K., Sutton, G. (2014). Comparison of toric intraocular lenses and arcuate corneal relaxing incisions to correct moderate to high corneal astigmatism in cataract surgery. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, 3(1), 9-16. [More Information]
  • Martin, A., Hodge, C., Lawless, M., Roberts, T., Hughes, P., Sutton, G. (2014). Femtosecond laser cataract surgery: challenging cases. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, 25(1), 71-80. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Lawless, M., Chan, C., Jacobs, M., Ng, D., Bali, S., Hodge, C., Sutton, G. (2014). Femtosecond laser cataract surgery: response. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 42(3), 290-291. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Lawless, M., Sutton, G., Hodge, C. (2014). Hydrodissection techniques during femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 40(4), 692-693. [More Information]
  • Hodge, C., Chan, C., Sutton, G. (2014). Investigation of Keratoconus in An Australian Refractive Population. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, article in press. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Lawless, M., Hodge, C. (2014). Laser in situ keratomileusis in 2012: A review. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 97(1), 18-29. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Lawless, M., Hodge, C. (2014). LASIK in 2012: A review. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 97(1), 18-29.
  • Lai, J., Pandya, V., McDonald, R., Sutton, G. (2014). Management of Fusarium keratitis and its associated fungal iris nodule with intracameral voriconazole and amphotericin B. Clinical & Experimental Optometry, 97(2), 181-183. [More Information]
  • Hodge, C., Chan, C., Bali, S., Sutton, G. (2013). A review of corneal melting following kerato-refractive surgery. Clinical & Experimental Optometry, 96(1), 14-19. [More Information]
  • Wells, M., Wu, N., Kokkinakis, J., Sutton, G. (2013). Correlation of central corneal thickness measurements using Topcon TRK-1P, Zeiss Visante AS-OCT and DGH Pachmate 55 handheld ultrasonic pachymeter. Clinical & Experimental Optometry, 96(4), 385-387. [More Information]
  • You, J., Wen, L., Roufas, A., Madigan, M., Sutton, G. (2013). Expression of SFRP Family Proteins in Human Keratoconus Corneas. PLoS One, 8(6), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Jindal Bali, S., Hodge, C. (2013). Femtosecond cataract surgery: transitioning to laser cataract. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, 24(1), 3-8. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Lawless, M., Chan, C., Jacobs, M., Ng, D., Bali, S., Hodge, C., Sutton, G. (2013). Femtosecond laser cataract surgery: technology and clinical practice. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 41(2), 180-186. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Lawless, M., Bali, S., Hodge, C., Sutton, G. (2013). Surgical Outcomes and Safety of Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery. Ophthalmology, 120(2), 227-233. [More Information]
  • You, J., Hodge, C., Wen, L., McAvoy, J., Madigan, M., Sutton, G. (2013). Tear levels of SFRP1 are significantly reduced in keratoconus patients. Molecular Vision, 19, 509-515. [More Information]
  • Martin, A., Sutton, G., Hodge, C. (2013). The Evolution of Cataract Surgery: Controversies Through the Ages. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, 2(4), 213-216. [More Information]
  • Bali, S., Hodge, C., Lawless, M., Roberts, T., Sutton, G. (2012). Early experience with the femtosecond laser for cataract surgery. Ophthalmology, 119(5), 891-899. [More Information]
  • Hodge, C., Jindal Bali, S., Lawless, M., Chan, C., Roberts, T., Ng, D., Chen, S., Hughes, P., Sutton, G. (2012). Femtosecond cataract surgery: A review of current literature and the experience from an initial installation. Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology, 26(1), 73-78. [More Information]
  • Bali, S., Hodge, C., Chen, S., Sutton, G. (2012). Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery in phacovitrectomy. Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 250(10), 1549-1551. [More Information]
  • Jindal Bali, S., Chan, C., Hodge, C., Sutton, G. (2012). Intracorneal Ring Segment Reimplantation in Keratectasia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, 1(6), 327-330. [More Information]
  • Singh, R., Sutton, G. (2012). Medical and Surgical Treatment of Recurrent Erosions. Medicine Today, 13(8), 71-73.
  • Lawless, M., Bali, S., Hodge, C., Roberts, T., Chan, C., Sutton, G. (2012). Outcomes of femtosecond laser cataract surgery with a diffractive multifocal intraocular lens. Journal of Refractive Surgery, 28(12), 859-864. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Sutton, G., Lawless, M., Bali-Jindal, S., Hodge, C. (2012). Reply: Hydrorupture of the posterior capsule in femtosecond-laser cataract surgery. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 38(4), 730-730. [More Information]
  • Madigan, M., You, J., Wen, L., Hodges, C., Roufas, A., McAvoy, J., Sutton, G. (2012). Secreted frizzled proteins in control and keratoconus (KC) tears and corneas. Acta Ophthalmologica, 90(Supplement s249). [More Information]
  • You, J., Hodge, C., Wen, L., McAvoy, J., Madigan, M., Sutton, G. (2012). Using soybean trypsin inhibitor as an external loading control for Western blot analysis of tear proteins: Application to corneal disease. Experimental Eye Research, 99(1), 55-62. [More Information]
  • Kim, P., Sutton, G., Rootman, D. (2011). Applications of the femtosecond laser in corneal refractive surgery. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, 22(4), 238-244. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Sutton, G., Lawless, M., Jindal-Bali, S., Hodge, C. (2011). Capsular block syndrome associated with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 37(11), 2086-2070. [More Information]
  • Hodge, C., Lawless, M., Sutton, G. (2011). Keratectasia following LASIK in a patient with uncomplicated PRK in the fellow eye. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 37(3), 603-607. [More Information]
  • Hodge, C., Sutton, G., Lawless, M., Rogers, C. (2011). Photorefractive keratectomy with mitomycin-C after corneal transplantation for keratoconus. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 37(10), 1884-1894. [More Information]
  • Roufas, A., Kim, P., Reeves, D., Sutton, G. (2010). A Rare Unilateral Case of Ocular Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid. Cornea, 29(12), 1462-4. [More Information]
  • Chan, C., Hodge, C., Sutton, G. (2010). External analysis of the Randleman Ectasia Risk Factor Score System: a review of 36 cases of post LASIK ectasia. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 38(4), 335-340. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Kim, P. (2010). Laser in situ keratomileusis in 2010 - a review. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 38(2), 192-210. [More Information]
  • Clark, G., Moloney, G., Sutton, G. (2010). Ophthalmic presentation of Wegener's granulomatosis on a background of polymyalgia rheumatica. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 38(1), 65-67. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Madigan, M., Roufas, A., McAvoy, J. (2010). Secreted frizzled-related protein 1 (SFRP1) is highly upregulated in keratoconus epithelium: a novel finding highlighting a new potential focus for keratoconus research and treatment. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 38(1), 43-48. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Hodge, C. (2008). Accuracy and precision of LASIK flap thickness using the IntraLase femtosecond laser in 1000 consecutive cases. Journal of Refractive Surgery, 24(8), 802-806. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Hodge, C., McGhee, C. (2008). Rapid visual recovery after penetrating keratoplasty for keratoconus. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 36(8), 725-730. [More Information]
  • Fung, A., Fraser-Bell, S., Ojaimi, E., Sutton, G. (2007). In vivo confocal microscopy and polarizing microscopy of the cornea in a patient with nephropathic cystinosis. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 35, 292-293. [More Information]
  • Kim, P., Briganti, E., Sutton, G., Lawless, M., Rogers, C., Hodge, C. (2005). Laser in situ keratomileusis for refractive error after cataract surgery. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 31(5), 979-986. [More Information]
  • Kwok, L., Pierscionek, B., Bullimore, M., Swarbrick, H., Mountford, J., Sutton, G. (2005). Orthokeratology for myopic children: wolf in sheep’s clothing? Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 33(4), 343-347. [More Information]
  • Butler, T., Males, J., Robinson, L., Wechsler, A., Sutton, G., Cheng, J., Taylor, P., McClellan, K. (2005). Six-year review of Acanthamoeba keratitis in New South Wales, Australia: 1997-2002. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 33(1), 41-46. [More Information]
  • Fraenkel, G., Comaish, I., Kelly, M., Dunn, S., Webber, S., Rogers, C., Lawless, M., Byth Wilson, K., Sutton, G. (2004). Development Of A Questionnaire To Assess Subjective Vision Score In Myopes Seeking Refractive Surgery. Journal of Refractive Surgery, 20(1), 10-19.
  • Butler, T., Sutton, G., Moshegov, C., McKay, D. (2004). Uveal Effusion Following Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (Lasik) For Hypermetropia. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 137(4), 763-765. [More Information]
  • Lawless, M., Hodge, C., Rogers, C., Sutton, G. (2003). Laser in situ keratomileusis with Alcon CustomCornea. Journal of Refractive Surgery, 19(6), S691-S696.

2014

  • Sutton, G., Lawless, M. (2014). 'Looking beneath the surface'. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 42(4), 309-310. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Sharwood, P., Hodge, C., Roberts, K., Sutton, G. (2014). Comparison of toric intraocular lenses and arcuate corneal relaxing incisions to correct moderate to high corneal astigmatism in cataract surgery. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, 3(1), 9-16. [More Information]
  • Martin, A., Hodge, C., Lawless, M., Roberts, T., Hughes, P., Sutton, G. (2014). Femtosecond laser cataract surgery: challenging cases. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, 25(1), 71-80. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Lawless, M., Chan, C., Jacobs, M., Ng, D., Bali, S., Hodge, C., Sutton, G. (2014). Femtosecond laser cataract surgery: response. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 42(3), 290-291. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Lawless, M., Sutton, G., Hodge, C. (2014). Hydrodissection techniques during femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 40(4), 692-693. [More Information]
  • Hodge, C., Chan, C., Sutton, G. (2014). Investigation of Keratoconus in An Australian Refractive Population. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, article in press. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Lawless, M., Hodge, C. (2014). Laser in situ keratomileusis in 2012: A review. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 97(1), 18-29. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Lawless, M., Hodge, C. (2014). LASIK in 2012: A review. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 97(1), 18-29.
  • Lai, J., Pandya, V., McDonald, R., Sutton, G. (2014). Management of Fusarium keratitis and its associated fungal iris nodule with intracameral voriconazole and amphotericin B. Clinical & Experimental Optometry, 97(2), 181-183. [More Information]

2013

  • Hodge, C., Chan, C., Bali, S., Sutton, G. (2013). A review of corneal melting following kerato-refractive surgery. Clinical & Experimental Optometry, 96(1), 14-19. [More Information]
  • Wells, M., Wu, N., Kokkinakis, J., Sutton, G. (2013). Correlation of central corneal thickness measurements using Topcon TRK-1P, Zeiss Visante AS-OCT and DGH Pachmate 55 handheld ultrasonic pachymeter. Clinical & Experimental Optometry, 96(4), 385-387. [More Information]
  • You, J., Wen, L., Roufas, A., Madigan, M., Sutton, G. (2013). Expression of SFRP Family Proteins in Human Keratoconus Corneas. PLoS One, 8(6), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Jindal Bali, S., Hodge, C. (2013). Femtosecond cataract surgery: transitioning to laser cataract. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, 24(1), 3-8. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Lawless, M., Chan, C., Jacobs, M., Ng, D., Bali, S., Hodge, C., Sutton, G. (2013). Femtosecond laser cataract surgery: technology and clinical practice. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 41(2), 180-186. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Lawless, M., Bali, S., Hodge, C., Sutton, G. (2013). Surgical Outcomes and Safety of Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery. Ophthalmology, 120(2), 227-233. [More Information]
  • You, J., Hodge, C., Wen, L., McAvoy, J., Madigan, M., Sutton, G. (2013). Tear levels of SFRP1 are significantly reduced in keratoconus patients. Molecular Vision, 19, 509-515. [More Information]
  • Martin, A., Sutton, G., Hodge, C. (2013). The Evolution of Cataract Surgery: Controversies Through the Ages. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, 2(4), 213-216. [More Information]

2012

  • Bali, S., Hodge, C., Lawless, M., Roberts, T., Sutton, G. (2012). Early experience with the femtosecond laser for cataract surgery. Ophthalmology, 119(5), 891-899. [More Information]
  • Hodge, C., Jindal Bali, S., Lawless, M., Chan, C., Roberts, T., Ng, D., Chen, S., Hughes, P., Sutton, G. (2012). Femtosecond cataract surgery: A review of current literature and the experience from an initial installation. Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology, 26(1), 73-78. [More Information]
  • Bali, S., Hodge, C., Chen, S., Sutton, G. (2012). Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery in phacovitrectomy. Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 250(10), 1549-1551. [More Information]
  • Jindal Bali, S., Chan, C., Hodge, C., Sutton, G. (2012). Intracorneal Ring Segment Reimplantation in Keratectasia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, 1(6), 327-330. [More Information]
  • Singh, R., Sutton, G. (2012). Medical and Surgical Treatment of Recurrent Erosions. Medicine Today, 13(8), 71-73.
  • Lawless, M., Bali, S., Hodge, C., Roberts, T., Chan, C., Sutton, G. (2012). Outcomes of femtosecond laser cataract surgery with a diffractive multifocal intraocular lens. Journal of Refractive Surgery, 28(12), 859-864. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Sutton, G., Lawless, M., Bali-Jindal, S., Hodge, C. (2012). Reply: Hydrorupture of the posterior capsule in femtosecond-laser cataract surgery. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 38(4), 730-730. [More Information]
  • Madigan, M., You, J., Wen, L., Hodges, C., Roufas, A., McAvoy, J., Sutton, G. (2012). Secreted frizzled proteins in control and keratoconus (KC) tears and corneas. Acta Ophthalmologica, 90(Supplement s249). [More Information]
  • You, J., Hodge, C., Wen, L., McAvoy, J., Madigan, M., Sutton, G. (2012). Using soybean trypsin inhibitor as an external loading control for Western blot analysis of tear proteins: Application to corneal disease. Experimental Eye Research, 99(1), 55-62. [More Information]

2011

  • Kim, P., Sutton, G., Rootman, D. (2011). Applications of the femtosecond laser in corneal refractive surgery. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, 22(4), 238-244. [More Information]
  • Roberts, T., Sutton, G., Lawless, M., Jindal-Bali, S., Hodge, C. (2011). Capsular block syndrome associated with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 37(11), 2086-2070. [More Information]
  • Hodge, C., Lawless, M., Sutton, G. (2011). Keratectasia following LASIK in a patient with uncomplicated PRK in the fellow eye. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 37(3), 603-607. [More Information]
  • Hodge, C., Sutton, G., Lawless, M., Rogers, C. (2011). Photorefractive keratectomy with mitomycin-C after corneal transplantation for keratoconus. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 37(10), 1884-1894. [More Information]

2010

  • Roufas, A., Kim, P., Reeves, D., Sutton, G. (2010). A Rare Unilateral Case of Ocular Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid. Cornea, 29(12), 1462-4. [More Information]
  • Chan, C., Hodge, C., Sutton, G. (2010). External analysis of the Randleman Ectasia Risk Factor Score System: a review of 36 cases of post LASIK ectasia. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 38(4), 335-340. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Kim, P. (2010). Laser in situ keratomileusis in 2010 - a review. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 38(2), 192-210. [More Information]
  • Clark, G., Moloney, G., Sutton, G. (2010). Ophthalmic presentation of Wegener's granulomatosis on a background of polymyalgia rheumatica. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 38(1), 65-67. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Madigan, M., Roufas, A., McAvoy, J. (2010). Secreted frizzled-related protein 1 (SFRP1) is highly upregulated in keratoconus epithelium: a novel finding highlighting a new potential focus for keratoconus research and treatment. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 38(1), 43-48. [More Information]

2008

  • Sutton, G., Hodge, C. (2008). Accuracy and precision of LASIK flap thickness using the IntraLase femtosecond laser in 1000 consecutive cases. Journal of Refractive Surgery, 24(8), 802-806. [More Information]
  • Sutton, G., Hodge, C., McGhee, C. (2008). Rapid visual recovery after penetrating keratoplasty for keratoconus. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 36(8), 725-730. [More Information]

2007

  • Fung, A., Fraser-Bell, S., Ojaimi, E., Sutton, G. (2007). In vivo confocal microscopy and polarizing microscopy of the cornea in a patient with nephropathic cystinosis. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 35, 292-293. [More Information]

2005

  • Kim, P., Briganti, E., Sutton, G., Lawless, M., Rogers, C., Hodge, C. (2005). Laser in situ keratomileusis for refractive error after cataract surgery. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 31(5), 979-986. [More Information]
  • Kwok, L., Pierscionek, B., Bullimore, M., Swarbrick, H., Mountford, J., Sutton, G. (2005). Orthokeratology for myopic children: wolf in sheep’s clothing? Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 33(4), 343-347. [More Information]
  • Butler, T., Males, J., Robinson, L., Wechsler, A., Sutton, G., Cheng, J., Taylor, P., McClellan, K. (2005). Six-year review of Acanthamoeba keratitis in New South Wales, Australia: 1997-2002. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 33(1), 41-46. [More Information]

2004

  • Fraenkel, G., Comaish, I., Kelly, M., Dunn, S., Webber, S., Rogers, C., Lawless, M., Byth Wilson, K., Sutton, G. (2004). Development Of A Questionnaire To Assess Subjective Vision Score In Myopes Seeking Refractive Surgery. Journal of Refractive Surgery, 20(1), 10-19.
  • Butler, T., Sutton, G., Moshegov, C., McKay, D. (2004). Uveal Effusion Following Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (Lasik) For Hypermetropia. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 137(4), 763-765. [More Information]

2003

  • Lawless, M., Hodge, C., Rogers, C., Sutton, G. (2003). Laser in situ keratomileusis with Alcon CustomCornea. Journal of Refractive Surgery, 19(6), S691-S696.

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