Dr Matthew Simunovic

Clinical Associate Lecturer
Clinical Ophthalmology & Eye Health, Central Clinical School
Save Sight Institute

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Biographical details

I am an ophthalmic surgeon with subspecialty training in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous. I studied medicine at the University of Cambridge, where I was supported by a Foulkes Foundation Fellowship. I also gained my PhD at the University of Cambridge for a thesis entitled The cone dystrophies and was supported during my research by the Packer Scholarship from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. My general ophthalmology training was undertaken at Sydney Eye Hospital and my vitreoretinal surgical fellowship training at the University of British Columbia. I am currently undertaking medical retina fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Research interests

Diseases and surgery of the retina; visual psychophysics

Awards and honours

Key Awards

RANZCO Eye Foundation/Novartis Fellowship

Bayer Global Ophthalmology Awards Program Fellowship

RANZCO/Bayer Australia Scholarship

Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni Association Travelling Fellowship

Norman Rose Travelling Scholarship, Sydney Hospitallers

The Duke-Elder Examination Prize, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Patrick Trevor-Roper Award, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Foulkes Foundation Fellowship, The Foulkes Foundation

The Packer Scholarship, Cambridge Commonwealth Trust

The Wellcome Research Prize, The Wellcome Trust

Department of Surgery Prize, University of Cambridge

E. M. Burnett Prize, University of Cambridge

The Denis Dooley Prize, University of Cambridge

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Simunovic, M. (2014). "The el greco fallacy" fallacy. JAMA Ophthalmology, 132(4), 491-494. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Maberley, D. (2014). Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy mimicking macular telangiectasia type 1. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 49(1), e28-e30. [More Information]
  • Rush, R., Simunovic, M., Aragon, A., Ysasaga, J. (2014). Postoperative macular hole formation after vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling for the treatment of epiretinal membrane. Retina, 34(5), 890-896. [More Information]
  • Rush, R., Simunovic, M., Vandiver, L., Aragon, A., Ysasaga, J. (2014). Treat-and-extend bevacizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration: The importance of Baseline Characteristics. Retina, 34(5), 846-852. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Hunyor, A., Ho, I. (2014). Vitrectomy for diabetic macular edema: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 49(2), 188-195. [More Information]
  • Rush, R., Simunovic, M., Sheth, S., Kratz, A., Hunyor, A. (2013). Pars Plana Vitrectomy Versus Combined Pars Plana Vitrectomy-Scleral Buckle for Secondary Repair of Retinal Detachment. Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers & Imaging, 44(4), 374-379. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M. (2012). Dawbeney Turbervile, MD (1612-1696). Archives of Ophthalmology, 130(3), 406-408. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Rush, R., Hunyor, A., Chang, A. (2012). Endophthalmitis following intravitreal injection versus endophthalmitis following cataract surgery: clinical features, causative organisms and post-treatment outcomes. The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 96(6), 862-866. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M. (2012). On seeing yellow: the case for, and against, short-wavelength light-absorbing intraocular lenses. Archives of Ophthalmology, 130(7), 919-926. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M. (2011). Blue-blocking IOLs. Ophthalmology, 118(9), 1897-1898. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M. (2010). Colour vision deficiency. Eye, 24(5), 747-755. [More Information]
  • Hughes, E., Guzowski, M., Simunovic, M., Hunyor, A., McCluskey, P. (2010). Syphilitic retinitis and uveitis in HIV-positive adults. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 38(9), 851-856. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Hughes, E., Townend, B., Ho, I. (2009). Acute annular outer retinopathy with systemic symptoms [To the Editor]. Eye, 24(6), 1125-1126. [More Information]
  • Michaelides, M., Johnson, S., Simunovic, M., Bradshaw, K., Holder, G., Mollon, J., Moore, A., Hunt, D. (2005). Blue cone monochromatism: a phenotype and genotype assessment with evidence of progressive loss of cone function in older individuals. Eye, 19(1), 2-10. [More Information]
  • Michaelides, M., Johnson, S., Bradshaw, K., Holder, G., Simunovic, M., Mollon, J., Moore, A., Hunt, D. (2005). X-Linked Cone Dysfunction Syndrome with Myopia and Protanopia. Ophthalmology, 112(8), 1448.e1-1448.e9. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Calver, R. (2004). Crowding under scotopic conditions. Vision Research, 44(10), 963-969. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Cullerne, A., Colley, A., Wilson, T. (2004). How Well Does Color Perimetry Isolate Responses from Individual Cone Mechanisms? Journal of Glaucoma, 13(1), 22-27. [More Information]

2014

  • Simunovic, M. (2014). "The el greco fallacy" fallacy. JAMA Ophthalmology, 132(4), 491-494. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Maberley, D. (2014). Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy mimicking macular telangiectasia type 1. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 49(1), e28-e30. [More Information]
  • Rush, R., Simunovic, M., Aragon, A., Ysasaga, J. (2014). Postoperative macular hole formation after vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling for the treatment of epiretinal membrane. Retina, 34(5), 890-896. [More Information]
  • Rush, R., Simunovic, M., Vandiver, L., Aragon, A., Ysasaga, J. (2014). Treat-and-extend bevacizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration: The importance of Baseline Characteristics. Retina, 34(5), 846-852. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Hunyor, A., Ho, I. (2014). Vitrectomy for diabetic macular edema: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 49(2), 188-195. [More Information]

2013

  • Rush, R., Simunovic, M., Sheth, S., Kratz, A., Hunyor, A. (2013). Pars Plana Vitrectomy Versus Combined Pars Plana Vitrectomy-Scleral Buckle for Secondary Repair of Retinal Detachment. Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers & Imaging, 44(4), 374-379. [More Information]

2012

  • Simunovic, M. (2012). Dawbeney Turbervile, MD (1612-1696). Archives of Ophthalmology, 130(3), 406-408. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Rush, R., Hunyor, A., Chang, A. (2012). Endophthalmitis following intravitreal injection versus endophthalmitis following cataract surgery: clinical features, causative organisms and post-treatment outcomes. The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 96(6), 862-866. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M. (2012). On seeing yellow: the case for, and against, short-wavelength light-absorbing intraocular lenses. Archives of Ophthalmology, 130(7), 919-926. [More Information]

2011

  • Simunovic, M. (2011). Blue-blocking IOLs. Ophthalmology, 118(9), 1897-1898. [More Information]

2010

  • Simunovic, M. (2010). Colour vision deficiency. Eye, 24(5), 747-755. [More Information]
  • Hughes, E., Guzowski, M., Simunovic, M., Hunyor, A., McCluskey, P. (2010). Syphilitic retinitis and uveitis in HIV-positive adults. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 38(9), 851-856. [More Information]

2009

  • Simunovic, M., Hughes, E., Townend, B., Ho, I. (2009). Acute annular outer retinopathy with systemic symptoms [To the Editor]. Eye, 24(6), 1125-1126. [More Information]

2005

  • Michaelides, M., Johnson, S., Simunovic, M., Bradshaw, K., Holder, G., Mollon, J., Moore, A., Hunt, D. (2005). Blue cone monochromatism: a phenotype and genotype assessment with evidence of progressive loss of cone function in older individuals. Eye, 19(1), 2-10. [More Information]
  • Michaelides, M., Johnson, S., Bradshaw, K., Holder, G., Simunovic, M., Mollon, J., Moore, A., Hunt, D. (2005). X-Linked Cone Dysfunction Syndrome with Myopia and Protanopia. Ophthalmology, 112(8), 1448.e1-1448.e9. [More Information]

2004

  • Simunovic, M., Calver, R. (2004). Crowding under scotopic conditions. Vision Research, 44(10), 963-969. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Cullerne, A., Colley, A., Wilson, T. (2004). How Well Does Color Perimetry Isolate Responses from Individual Cone Mechanisms? Journal of Glaucoma, 13(1), 22-27. [More Information]

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