Dr Bruce Munro MB BS DO FRCO FRACS FRANZCO
After many years in solo practice, I am continuing to help manage eye problems using the most modern equipment at reduced fees and now helping with clinical education of optometry students from Deakin University.
I was educated locally by a scholarship to Geelong Grammar School. I then studied medicine at Melbourne University on a commonwealth scholarship and was in residence at Trinity College.
In 1964 I graduated MB BS, followed by two years internship at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
I worked in London for five years including study at The Royal College of Surgeons, The London Hospital, The Western General Ophthalmic Hospital and outpatient clinics at Moorfield Eye Hospital and I obtained my diploma in ophthalmology from The Royal College of Physicians in 1970.
Returning to Australia, I had attachment to The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne for two years.
I passed the examinations for both the Australian College of Surgeons in 1972 and also the Australian College of Ophthalmologists in 1973.
I was also awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in England.
I returned to Geelong in 1974 and commenced ophthalmology work with Doctors Jim Bishop, Joe Robinson and Max Morton.
Since then, Geelong has had additional progressive benefit in ophthalmology of Drs Barry Lansdell (deceased), Patrick Lockie, J Ben Clark, Andrew Narita, Leisha Riddington, Ian Routley, Mark Whiting, Tarney Spencer, Merv Ferdinands, Anna Pang, Trent Roydhouse and David Fabinyi.
We meet twice every four weeks for a Monday morning clinical case presentation and a Wednesday morning journal club discussion.
I am a regular attendee at ophthalmology congresses in England and Australia.
I complete annually the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmology requirements for continuing professional development.
I ceased surgery in June 2007 and have continued as a consultant ophthalmologist with association for teaching in the outpatient department of the University Hospital Geelong.
I was appointed as Associate Professor – Clinical in September 2014 to the teaching staff at Deakin Medical School for optometry students who attend my rooms to gain clinical experience with my patients.