Dr. Paul Beaumont
MB BS, FRACS, FRANZCO
Dr Paul Beaumont has been a prominent medical retinal specialist in Australia for over three decades and has led the profession in the management of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion.
Dr Beaumont was a foundation year student of the University of NSW Medical School, graduating in 1966. He trained under the late Professor Fred Hollows, and was the first Australian ophthalmologist to specialise full time in medical retinal disease. He has been involved in patient care, teaching and research for the past 30 years and has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals, and is a frequent invited speaker at international meetings.
In his position as the Chairman of the NSW branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and as Chairman of the Committee of Chairmen of all the Medical Colleges, he has worked with the Government in developing legislation in the areas of medical negligence and in developing the Optometric Act. As the founding Chairman of the Macular Degeneration Foundation, he has been active in promoting the patient’s interest within the Department of Health and in raising community awareness of this modern epidemic of blindness.
He is currently the Chairman of the Eye and Vision Research Institute and is on the editorial board of both the Clinical Experimental Ophthalmology and Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Journals.
He is a member of a number of pharmaceutical National and International Advisory Boards. He is an advisor to Blackmore’s Nutraceutical company but does not receive payment. Blackmores does donate monies to the Macular Degeneration Foundation which was founded by Dr Beaumont and to a project to reduce blindness in Myanmar.
His special interests are:
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinal Venous Occlusion
- Neuro Ophthalmology
- 1964-1969 Royal Australian Air Force, Medical Branch
- 1968 Australian Medical Association
- 1974 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- 1987 The New York Academy of Sciences
- 1989 Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists
- 1997-1998 American Diabetes Association
- 1996 American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Foundation Member of the Australian Diabetes Society
- Lifetime Member of The University of New South Wales Union