About Dr Cronin

Dr Brendan Cronin

MBBS (Hons), DipOphthSci, B.Com, LLB, FRANZCO

Dr Cronin is the lead Corneal and Anterior Segment Surgeon and the Director of Education at the Queensland Eye Institute in Brisbane Australia. Dr Cronin grew up on the Gold Coast and completed his medical and ophthalmic training in Brisbane. He trained in his subspecialty of Corneal, Refractive and Anterior Segment Surgery at the prestigious Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom.

He specializes in -

  • Micro-incision cataract surgery
  • Corneal transplant surgery
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Keratoconus surgery including Keraring™ corneal implants and LASER “Athen’s Protocol” corneal resurfacing combined with collagen cross-linking
  • Collagen Cross-linking
  • istent™ and hydrus surgery for glaucoma (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery "MIGS")
  • Glaucoma laser surgery including Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty “SLT”
  • Comprehensive general ophthalmic care 

Dr Cronin believes in educating patients to better understand their eye condition. He utilises the latest technology in imaging including macro cameras, high-resolution ultrasound and laser scans to show patients what is happening to their eye and how their condition can be best treated.

Dr Cronin has a keen interest in teaching medical students and ophthalmology trainees about ophthalmology. His textbook Ophthalmology For Medical Students is sold in Audiobook format worldwide. He is currently pioneering a new teaching system for medical student education that is being adopted at universities in many countries. He is a senior lecturer with the University of Queensland.

Dr Cronin has published articles in numerous international ophthalmology journals and is a member of both The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and The Cornea Society. He is currently working on a novel treatment for fungal disease that may drastically change the way these infections are treated.

When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and their children.

Dr Cronin is one of the only ophthalmologists in Australia to openly provide an all inclusive fixed cataract surgery price for uninsured patients on his website.