Dr Samuel Dance is a general ophthalmologist with dual sub-specialty fellowship training in cataract and glaucoma surgery, and in medical conditions of the retina.
Dr Dance obtained his medical degree at Monash University, and a Master of Surgery at the University of Sydney. He completed his ophthalmology training at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, before moving to the United Kingdom to gain further sub-speciality experience in the National Health Service.
He trained with Professor Keith Martin – the internationally renowned President of the World Glaucoma Association – in complex glaucoma and cataract surgery at the Cambridge University Hospital Trust before undertaking further specialty training in the management of medical retina conditions at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
Dr Dance has been a reviewer for the Journal of Glaucoma, published broadly in international peer-reviewed journals, lectured at both the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales, and been an investigator for multiple international clinical trials assessing innovative ocular therapies in glaucoma management.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and has been appointed to the Ophthalmology Liaison Committee at Glaucoma Australia. Dr Dance places a strong emphasis on interpersonal skills. He has been heavily involved in the development of collaborative eye care models through his work at the Centre for Eye Health, and also in providing care to underserviced and remote areas of Australia with the Outback Eye Service.