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Practical Astigmatism


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Dr. Alpins pioneered small-incision cataract surgery in Victoria, Australia, in 1987 and then became a founder and current member of the Excimer Laser & Research Group. He speaks widely on surgical techniques at national and international meetings and has been a keynote speaker and chair on many occasions.
Dr. Alpins is on the editorial board of a number of publications, including the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (official journal of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons), the Journal of Refractive Surgery (a publication of the International Society of Refractive Surgery affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology), Ocular Surgery News, EuroTimes, and others. He has contributed over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and ophthalmic periodicals as well as more than 20 book chapters. In 2015, he received the Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, awarded by Elsevier.

Dr. Alpins serves on the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) program committee, and has served as chair for the invited speakers subcommittee since 2008. He is also an international council member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Dr. Alpins received the 2012 ISRS/AAO Lans Distinguished Award in Chicago, and in 2014 he received the ISRS Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Alpins is on the international advisory board for refractive surgery in China.


"For more than two decades, Noel Alpins has been one of our foremost authorities in the implementation and analysis of astigmatism treatment. Now, Noel has organized his many significant contributions into a single comprehensive textbook - a practical road map to navigate our current clinical options". - David F. Chang MD

"For more than three decades I have been listening to, arguing with, and admiring the work of Dr. Noel Alpins in the field of astigmatism". - Robert H. Osher, MD

"Noel is an original thinker who took on and conquered the complexities of astigmatism analysis, publishing the seminal papers on the way". - Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA (Cantab), FRCSC, DABO, FRCOphth, FEBO

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