Clinical Senior Lecturer Dr Gerald Liew MBBS (Hons), MMed (Hons), FRANZCO, PhD is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in medical retinal diseases. He is a Staff Specialist at Westmead Hospital, Visiting Medical Officer at the Children’s Hospital Westmead, and group leader of the Retinal and Eye Diseases Group at the Centre for Vision Research.

Gerald undertook his medical and postgraduate training at the University of Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital. This was followed by a fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, where he trained in retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions and inherited retinal dystrophies. He completed his PhD studying the epidemiology and risk factors of retinal diseases and novel methods of imaging the retinal vasculature. He spends half his week in clinical practice and half in research. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer with the University of Sydney, a Conjoint Associate Professor with the University of NSW, and an NHMRC Early Career Researcher. To date he has published over 110 scientific research articles on retinal and eye diseases.



Diabetic retinopathy, Vision, Ophthalmology, Macular Degeneration, Cardiovascular diseases


Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Healthy Ageing, Neurosciences and Mental Health

Clinical Specialty


Research Focus

Gerald’s research interests are the epidemiology and risk factors causing retinal diseases, imaging and analysis of the retinal vessels as a predictive biomarker for eye and cardiovascular diseases, genetics and metabolomics of eye diseases and interactions with environmental exposures, and investigating new treatments for diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. 

Other Affiliations

Sydney Medical School > Westmead Clinical School > Clinical Ophthalmology & Eye Health: Westmead CS