Australian and New Zealand Cornea Society

The Australian and New Zealand Cornea Society was formed in 2010. It grew from the annual Australian and New Zealand Corneal and Eye Bank meetings which have now been held every year since 1983.


The purpose of the society is to provide a forum to promote education and exchange of ideas amongst ophthalmologists and related ancillary staff that practise as sub-specialists in cornea, refractive surgery, contact lenses and eye banking in Australia and New Zealand. It acts to collect and disseminate information on these matters and hosts an annual meeting focusing on the best practice in corneal disease and surgery, eye banking and relevant medical research.  The Society advises the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists on these matters.


Membership is open to Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and to eye bankers, scientists, optometrists and any others with an interest in corneal transplantation and diseases and surgery of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye.

The current chairman is Prof Charles McGhee.

The current secretary/treasurer is Dr Raymond Loh.


The ANZ Cornea Society is associated with the Eye Bank Association of Australia and New Zealand (EBAANZ)