Moorfields Private consultant Professor Lyndon da Cruz - retinal surgeon and medical retina specialist, has been awarded Australian of the year in the UK, 2020.
Presented on Australia Day, 26 January 2020 and led by the Australia Day Foundation, the Australian of the year in the UK award recognises an Australian who has excelled in the UK, making a significant contribution to relations between Australia and the UK. The Australia Day Awards are the highest honour given from Australia House. Previous winners of this award include Professor Germaine Greer, Clive James and Kylie Minogue.
Lyndon was awarded this honour in recognition of his outstanding career achievements, including being the clinical lead of the London Project to Cure Blindness,
a partnership between University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital using stem cells to treat age-related macular degeneration; leading the Argus II artificial retina programme at Moorfields, and teaching surgery and ophthalmology to doctors in developing countries. He is also a world leading consultant retinal surgeon and medical retina specialist.
Professor da Cruz said: “It has been a real honour to receive this award. I am grateful to my mentors and the many colleagues who have supported me throughout my career so far. I hope to continue to make a positive impact on the lives of patients’ with retinal diseases.”
Visit the Australia Day Foundation website for more information about the award.