Dr Nathan Kerr

Dr Nathan Kerr (BHB, MBChB, MD, FRANZCO) is a fellowship-trained glaucoma sub-specialist from Melbourne specialising in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

Nathan graduated from the University of Auckland with the Senior Prize as a first-class candidate in the Bachelor of Human Biology degree and the Sir Douglas Robb Prize for the most distinguished academic performance in the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery program.

Dr Kerr was awarded an Alcon scholarship and undertook a two-year glaucoma and optic nerve fellowship where he received a Doctorate of Medicine for his work on gap junction communication and was a finalist for the MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year.

Nathan completed his ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital and achieved the top mark in the clinical examination and was the first Australasian ophthalmology trainee to be certified in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Subsequently Nathan undertook a 12-month sub-specialty fellowship in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital.

Dr Kerr was awarded a scholarship from Bayer to undertake a second 12-month glaucoma fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Europe’s pre-eminent eye hospital. Here Nathan trained in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery under the world-renowned MIGS expert Mr Keith Barton.

Nathan is co-editor of MIGS.org, a leading source of patient information on minimally invasive glaucoma surgery created in collaboration with the International Glaucoma Association. Recently Nathan was an invited instructor at the International Society of Glaucoma Surgery wetlab in Switzerland to teach minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.


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