Dr Matthew Simunovic

MB BChir PhD FRANZCO
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Save Sight Institute

Telephone 02 9382 7111

Website University of Oxford Webpage
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Biographical details

I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Sydney Eye Hospital subspecialising in surgery and diseases of the retina. My research interests include emerging treatments for retinal diseases, experimental vitreoretinal surgery and visual psychophysics. I am currently supported by a Career Development Award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness. In addition to my appointment at the University of Sydney, I am an Honorary Clinical Research Associate at the University of Oxford.

Research interests

Diseases and surgery of the retina; visual psychophysics

Awards and honours

Key Awards

Foundation Fighting Blindness Career Development Award

RANZCO Eye Foundation/Novartis Fellowship

Bayer Global Ophthalmology Awards Program Fellowship

ARVO MIT Outstanding Poster Award

ARVO International Travel Grant

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

In the media

Keywords

Microsurgery; Genetic diseases; Ophthalmology; Vision

Clinical Specialty

Ophthalmology

International links

United Kingdom

(University of Oxford) MacLaren Lab/Clinical Ophthalmology Research Group

Selected grants

2016

  • Structure, Function, Gene Therapy and Surgery in Retinal Dystrophies; Simunovic M; Foundation Fighting Blindness Inc/Career Development Award.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Simunovic, M. (2016). Acquired Color Vision Deficiency. Survey of Ophthalmology, 61(2), 132-155. [More Information]
  • Fahim, A., Simunovic, M., Mammo, Z., Mitry, D., Pakzad-Vaezi, K., Bradley, P., Mahroo, O. (2016). Comparison of ophthalmic training in 6 English-speaking countries. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 51(3), 212-218. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Moore, A., MacLaren, R. (2016). Selective Automated Perimetry Under Photopic, Mesopic, and Scotopic Conditions: Detection Mechanisms and Testing Strategies. Translational Vision Science & Technology, 5(3), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Edwards, T., Jolly, J., Groppe, M., Barnard, A., Cottriall, C., Tolmachova, T., Black, G., Webster, A., Lotery, A., Simunovic, M., et al (2016). Visual Acuity after Retinal Gene Therapy for Choroideremia. The New England Journal of Medicine, 374(20), 1996-1998.
  • Simunovic, M., Maberley, D. (2015). Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy For Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Retina, 35(10), 1931-1942. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M. (2015). Metamorphosia and its quantification. Retina, 35(7), 1285-1291. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Thaung, C., da Cruz, L., Sagoo, M., Egan, C. (2015). Small cell carcinoma of the lung metastatic to the retina: A clinicopathologic case report. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 50(6), e119-e121. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M. (2014). "The el greco fallacy" fallacy. JAMA Ophthalmology, 132(4), 491-494. [More Information]
  • Rush, R., Simunovic, M., Sheth, S., Chang, A., Hunyor, A. (2014). 23-Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy Versus Scleral Buckling Versus Combined Pars Plana Vitrectomy-Scleral Buckling for Medium-Complexity Retinal Detachment Repair. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, 3(4), 215-219. [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]
  • Rush, R., Simunovic, M., Aragon, A., Ysasaga, J. (2014). Treat-and-extend intravitreal bevacizumab for branch retinal vein occlusion. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, 45(3), 212-216. [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]
  • Rush, R., Simunovic, M., Hunyor, A. (2013). Twenty-Three-Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy With Inferior Retinectomy and Postoperative Perfluoro-n-Octane Retention for Retinal Detachment Repair. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, 2, 232-236. [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. 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]

2016

  • Simunovic, M. (2016). Acquired Color Vision Deficiency. Survey of Ophthalmology, 61(2), 132-155. [More Information]
  • Fahim, A., Simunovic, M., Mammo, Z., Mitry, D., Pakzad-Vaezi, K., Bradley, P., Mahroo, O. (2016). Comparison of ophthalmic training in 6 English-speaking countries. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 51(3), 212-218. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Moore, A., MacLaren, R. (2016). Selective Automated Perimetry Under Photopic, Mesopic, and Scotopic Conditions: Detection Mechanisms and Testing Strategies. Translational Vision Science & Technology, 5(3), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Edwards, T., Jolly, J., Groppe, M., Barnard, A., Cottriall, C., Tolmachova, T., Black, G., Webster, A., Lotery, A., Simunovic, M., et al (2016). Visual Acuity after Retinal Gene Therapy for Choroideremia. The New England Journal of Medicine, 374(20), 1996-1998.

2015

  • Simunovic, M., Maberley, D. (2015). Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy For Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Retina, 35(10), 1931-1942. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M. (2015). Metamorphosia and its quantification. Retina, 35(7), 1285-1291. [More Information]
  • Simunovic, M., Thaung, C., da Cruz, L., Sagoo, M., Egan, C. (2015). Small cell carcinoma of the lung metastatic to the retina: A clinicopathologic case report. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 50(6), e119-e121. [More Information]

2014

  • Simunovic, M. (2014). "The el greco fallacy" fallacy. JAMA Ophthalmology, 132(4), 491-494. [More Information]
  • Rush, R., Simunovic, M., Sheth, S., Chang, A., Hunyor, A. (2014). 23-Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy Versus Scleral Buckling Versus Combined Pars Plana Vitrectomy-Scleral Buckling for Medium-Complexity Retinal Detachment Repair. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, 3(4), 215-219. [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]
  • Rush, R., Simunovic, M., Aragon, A., Ysasaga, J. (2014). Treat-and-extend intravitreal bevacizumab for branch retinal vein occlusion. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, 45(3), 212-216. [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]
  • Rush, R., Simunovic, M., Hunyor, A. (2013). Twenty-Three-Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy With Inferior Retinectomy and Postoperative Perfluoro-n-Octane Retention for Retinal Detachment Repair. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, 2, 232-236. [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. 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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