Dr Brian Harrisberg
MB BCh, FRACS FRANZCO

Dr Brian Harrisberg
Dr Brian Harrisberg

Cataract & refractive surgery
diabetic eye disease, general ophthalmology

Brian Harrisberg is one of Australia’s leading ophthalmologists and is considered an expert in the areas of cataract surgery, diabetic eye disease and refractive surgery.

He is passionate about medical research and has lectured widely in Australia and overseas and published multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

He is involved in many International multi-centre clinical trials through Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the Brain & Mind Research Institute as well as Sydney Cancer Centre.

As a former head of ophthalmology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Brian especially enjoys mentoring ophthalmology registrars and medical students, as well as endocrinology fellows and trainees through their respective colleges and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital teaching program.

Brian has been married to his wife Jill for more than 35 years and they have two children, his daughter is an emergency medicine trainee and his son, who has type 1 diabetes, is a passionate diabetes educator and exercise physiologist, who is an advocate for living well with diabetes.

Outside of work and family Brian is passionate about wildlife photography, especially birds and his photographs are on display in the practice and on instagram (birds.nature.world). He also loves golf and adventure trails.

Fellowships

  • 1997 C-LASIK, director Dr Peter Stewart
  • 1996 C-LASIK, director Dr Stephen Slade
  • 1993 Radial keratotomy, director Dr J. Charles Casebeer
    Medical Retina, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Roy Frank Taylor & Prof. Peter McCluskey

Career highlights

  • Pioneer of implanting the sulcoflex piggyback intraocular lens in Australia
  • Implanted the first SML lens for patients with macular degeneration in Australia.
  • Teaching Fijian ophthalmologists how to use retinal lasers, specifically in the treatment of diabetes

Current appointments

Visiting ophthalmologist at

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Bondi Junction Private Hospital
  • Focus Eye Centre

Advisory roles

  • Medical Advisory Board, Bondi Junction Private Hospital
  • Medical Advisory Board, MIGA
  • Advisory Role to Zeiss
  • Medical advisor to Glaukos
  • Medical advisor to Medicontur

Current memberships

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
  • Independent Ophthalmologist Network (ION)
  • Ophthalmologists Society of Australia (OSA)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
  • Independent Ophthalmologist Network (ION)
  • Ophthalmologists Society of Australia (OSA)
  • EYE Foundation Member Partner in Sight
  • AUSCRS MEMBER
  • ASCRS MEMBER