Dr Samuel Dance
Dr Dance is a comprehensive general ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in the medical and surgical management of Glaucoma, Medical Retina, Cataract and Refractive Laser surgery. He undertook his medical degree at Monash University, Melbourne, graduating in 2009 and completed his Internship and Residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.
Sam places a strong emphasis on interpersonal skills and developing empathetic relationships with patients through clear and considerate interactions. As a part of the Ophthalmology training program at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, he provided outreach services to remote, indigenous, and underprivileged communities throughout Western NSW via the Outback Eye Service and the Greater Western Area Health Service. He was appointed to the privileged position of Professorial Senior Registrar in the final year of his training at Prince of Wales Hospital.
In 2012, Dr Dance completed a Master of Surgery (Majoring in Anatomy) at the University of Sydney, graduating as the dux of his class and has continued to demonstrate a strong commitment to technical, professional and educational development. In particular, Sam has authored multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at International, National and State medical conferences. He was a reviewer for the Journal of Glaucoma and has lectured Optometry students at the University of New South Wales, and Medical Students at both Sydney University and the University of New South Wales.
Sam has been heavily involved in research and collaborative eye care models through his work at the Centre for Eye Health, Randwick and has undertaken sub-speciality training in complex Glaucoma and Cataract surgery (including minimally invasive glaucoma devices), and in Medical Retina at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, respectively. Both of these centres are renowned tertiary referral centres, with internationally recognised leaders in Research and Clinical Ophthalmology.
Dr Dance consults in our Parramatta, Castle Hill and Penrith Rooms.