JACQUELINE BELTZ, BMedSci, MBBS(Hons), FRANZCO

Dr Jacqueline Beltz provides a corneal and cataract service, with particular emphasis on corneal transplantation.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, with honours, from the University of Tasmania, Dr Beltz completed her ophthalmology specialty training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne to become a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

In order to pursue her interest in corneal transplantation, Dr Beltz subsequently undertook two years of advanced fellowship training including work with with leading authorities, Professor Vajpayee in Melbourne, and Professor Busin in Forli, Italy. It was during these two years that she became familiar with new types of corneal transplantation, a topic for which she now regularly lectures and instructs courses on at international meetings, for example, the Annual Congress of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition, Dr Beltz is the author of one textbook, many text-book chapters and many peer-reviewed scientific papers. Given her contributions to the research and academic component of her specialty, Dr Beltz enjoys travelling to and presenting her work at international conferences.

Dr Beltz is a Staff Specialist on the Corneal Unit at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and holds a research position at Centre for Eye Research Australia. She also is the Deputy Medical Director of the Lions Eye Donation Service, Melbourne and conducts regular corneal clinics in Launceston, Tasmania.