Dr Colin I Clement


Dr. Colin I Clement
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (FRANZCO)
  • Fellowship trained in Glaucoma, Cataract and General Ophthalmology
  • Staff Specialist, Sydney Eye Hospital
  • Clinical senior lecturer, The University of Sydney
  • Associate Managing Editor, Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
  • Editorial Board, Eye and Brain and Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Director, The Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA)
  • Glaucoma section editor Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Chair, Associate Advisory Committee, International Society of Glaucoma Surgery
  • Human Research Ethics Committee, RANZCO
  • Expert Advisory Panel, Glaucoma Australia

Colin Clement is a Sydney based ophthalmologist with expertise in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, cataract and general ophthalmology. He provides consultation at the Eye Associates (Macquarie Street, Sydney), North Shore Eye Centre (St Leonards) and Wyong Eye Surgery with surgery offered at the Ophthalmic Surgery Centre (Chatswood) and Central Coast Day Hospital (Erina). He is also a staff specialist in the glaucoma unit at Sydney Eye Hospital and a clinical senior lecturer in ophthalmology at the University of Sydney.

In 1994, Dr Clement graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science (1st class honours). He spent the next 3 years researching the neurophysiology of neural networks in the spinal cord and brainstem coordinating reactions to pain. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Sydney for this work in 1999.

Dr Clement studied, Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sydney, graduating in 2001. Following 3 years of general resident training at the Royal North Shore Hospital (St Leonards), he then completed a glaucoma research fellowship at Eye Associates (Sydney) with Professor Ivan Goldberg. In 2005, he commenced advanced vocational ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital.

In 2009, Dr Clement moved to the United Kingdom to undertake subspecialty fellowship training and initially worked as a fellow in clinical ophthalmology at the Royal United Hospital (Bath, UK) where he helped Mr Roger Baer run the glaucoma service. In 2010, he was appointed senior glaucoma fellow at the Western Eye Hospital (London, UK) where he worked with Professor Philip Bloom and Professor Francesca Cordeiro. In this role, he was an investigator in 3 clinical trials on glaucoma and gained advanced training in glaucoma surgery including trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage device surgery, endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation and the Glaukos iStent. He received a grant from Glaucoma Australia to attend the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in early 2011 to learn novel surgical techniques for glaucoma management with Professor Tarek Shaarawy.

In addition to clinical and research activities, Dr Clement is passionate about medical education and research. As a clinical senior lecturer for the University of Sydney, he gives lectures and tutorials in ophthalmology to medical and masters students, nurses, optometrists and other medical staff.

Dr Clement has provided peer review for many ophthalmology journals including Ophthalmology, The British Journal of Ophthalmology, The Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Research, Clinical Ophthalmology and Clinical Optometry.

Dr Clement is an associate managing editor for the Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice. He is also on the editorial board of Eye and Brain and Journal of Ophthalmology and serves onthe Board of Directors of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA).


Book Chapters

  • Lim R, Clement CI and Goldberg I (2014) Outcomes in glaucoma. Glaucoma. Second Edition. Shaarawy et al (eds). Expert Consult
  • Bhartiya S, Ghandi M, Clement CI, Ichhpujani P and Shaarawy T (2014). Intraocular pressure reduction conundrum: surgery or drugs? ISGS Textbook of Glaucoma Surgery. Shaarawy, Dada & Bhartiya (Eds), Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi pp10-19
  • Clement CI and Cordeiro MF (2014) Modualtion of Wound Healing. ISGS Textbook of Glaucoma Surgery. Shaarawy, Dada & Bhartiya (Eds), Jaypee Brothers, New Dehli pp153-166
  • Clement CI and Bloom PA (2014) Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation. ISGS Textbook of Glaucoma Surgery. Shaarawy, Dada & Bhartiya (Eds), Jaypee Brothers, New Dehli pp71-79
  • Kadhim M and Clement CI (2011) Homocysteine in the pathogenesis of glaucoma. In Glaucoma. InTech Press
  • Keay KA, Clement CI and Bandler R (2000) The neuroanatomy of cardiac nociceptive pathways: Differential representations of “deep” and “superficial” pain. In The Nervous System and the Heart. Ter Horst (ed) Humana press, New Jersey pp303-342.

Journal Articles

  • Clement CI , Bhartiya S, Shaarawy T. New perspectives on target intra-ocular pressure. Survey of Ophthalmology. 2014 (in press)
  • Kaushik S, Ferrier R, Clement CI. Primary selective laser trabeculoplasty: A cautionary tale. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2014 (in press)
  • Clement CI , Berdoukas P, Kearns M and McCluskey P. Continuous antimicrobial superior fornix lavage for pseudomonas scleritis. Asian Journal of Ophthalmology 2014: 13; 118-120
  • Reis G, Clement CI. Ab Interno iridectomy for iris incarceration following deep sclerectomy. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2014: 42; 291-292
  • Clement CI , Kampougeris G, Ahmed F, Cordeiro MF, Bloom PA. Combining phacoemulsification with endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation to manage cataract and glaucoma. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2013: 41; 546-551
  • Kersey T, Clement CI, Bloom P, Cordeiro MF. New trends in glaucoma risk, diagnosis and management. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2013: 137; 659 – 668
  • Clement CI and Goldberg I. Management of complicated glaucoma. Ophthalmology International 2012: 7; 117-121
  • Clement CI (2012) Initial treatment: prostaglandin analog or selective laser trabeculoplasty. Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice. 6: 99 – 103
  • Skalicky S and Clement CI (2012). The anti-VEGF epidemic: what are the implications for glaucoma services? Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice. 6: 55 – 57
  • Woo D, Rogers S, Leong J, Clement CI and Kourt G (2012). Spontaneous subperiosteal orbital haemorrhage secondary to barotrauma. Orbit doi:10.3109/01676830.2012.694555
  • Clement CI , Goldberg I, Graham S L and Healey PR (2011) Humphrey matrix perimetry for open-angle glaucoma screening in a high risk population. Research in Ophthalmology: 1; 1-5
  • Clement CI (2011) Does high energy Nd-YAG peripheral iridotomy cause acute onset posterior subcapsular cataract? Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 39: 87-88
  • Goldberg I and Clement CI (2011) The water drinking test – reply. American Journal of Ophthalmology 151: 560
  • Clement CI and Goldberg I (2011) The management of complicated glaucoma. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 59 (suppl 1) S141 – 147
  • Clement CI and Goldberg I (2010) Glaucoma review. Medical Observer
  • Goldberg I and Clement CI (2010) The water drinking test. (Editorial) American Journal of Ophthalmology 150: 447-449
  • Clement CI , Goldberg I, Healey PR and Graham S (2009) Plasma homocysteine, MTHFR mutation and open-angle glaucoma. Journal of Glaucoma 18: 73-78
  • Goldberg I, Clement CI, Chiang TH, Walt JG, Lee LJ, Graham S and Healey PR (2009) Assessing quality of life in patients with glaucoma using the glaucoma quality of life-15 (GQL-15) questionnaire. Journal of Glaucoma 18: 6-12
  • Clement CI , Goldberg I, Graham S and Healey PR. (2009) Humphrey matrix perimetry for detection of visual field defects in open-angle glaucoma. British Journal of Ophthalmology 93: 582-588
  • O’Donnell BA and Clement CI (2007) Functional nasolacrimal duct obstruction: clinical predictors of outcome after dacryocystorhinostomy. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Volume 23: 173 – 178
  • Clement CI and Goldberg I (2006) Comment on ‘Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677 C-T and homocysteine levels in Turkish patients with pseudoexfoliation’. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Volume 34: 500
  • Maccheron LJ, McNab AA, Elder J, Selva D, Martin FJ, Clement CI, Sainani A and Sullivan TJ. (2006) Ocular Adnexal Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Clinical Features and Management. Orbit Volume 25: 165-177
  • Clement CI , Genge J, O’Donnell BA and Lochhead AGB. (2005) Orbital and periorbital microcystic adnexal carcinoma: report of three cases with literature review. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Volume 21: 97-102
  • Clement CI , Myers P and Tan KP (2005) Amiodarone-induced bilateral optic neuropathy with recurrence. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. Volume 33: 222-225
  • Kert G, Clement CI. and O’Donnell BA (2004) Orbital lymphoid tumour located within an extraocular muscle. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Volume 32: 651-652
  • O’Donnell BA and Clement CI (2004) Response to comment on ‘Medial canthal tendon repair for moderate to severe tendon laxity’. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Volume 32: 555-556
  • Jones MM, Clement CI and Rowe DB (2004) Isolated trochlear nerve palsy as a presenting feature of primary polycythemia rubra vera. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Volume 32: 339-40
  • Clement CI , Brereton J and Clifton-Bligh P (2004) Aortic dissection in turner syndrome. Medical Journal of Australia Volume 180: 584.
  • Clement CI and O’Donnell, BA (2004) Resection of moderate to severe medial canthal tendon laxity. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Volume 32: 170-174
  • Clement CI and Hassall ME (2004) Necrotizing fasciitis of the face and orbit following complications with a tooth abscess. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery Volume 74 85-7
  • Keay KA, Clement CI, Matar WM, Heslop DJ, Henderson LA and Bandler R (2002) Noxious activation of spinal or vagal afferents evokes distinct patterns of fos-like immunoreactivity in the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray of unanaesthetised rats Brain Research Volume 948 122-130
  • Keay KA, Clement CI, Depaulis A and Bandler R (2001) Different representations of inescapable noxious stimuli in the periaqueductal gray and upper cervical spinal cord of freely moving rats. Neuroscience Letters Volume 313 17-20
  • Clement CI , Keay KA, Podzebenko K, Gordon BD and Bandler R (2000) Spinal sources of noxious visceral and noxious deep somatic afferent drive onto the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray of the rat. Journal of Comparative Neurology Volume 425 323-344
  • Clement CI , Keay KA and Bandler R (1998) Medullary catecholaminergic projections to the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray region activated by halothane anaesthesia. Neuroscience Volume 86 1273-1284
  • Clement CI , Keay KA, Owler BK. and Bandler R (1996) Common patterns of increased and decreased fos expression in midbrain and pons evoked by noxious deep somatic and visceral manipulation in the rat. Journal of Comparative Neurology Volume 366 495-515
  • Keay KA, Clement CI, Owler BK, Depaulis A and Bandler R (1994) Convergence of deep somatic and visceral nociceptive information onto a discrete ventrolateral midbrain periaqueductal gray region. Neuroscience Volume 61 727-732

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