Dr Bill Ward is an Ophthalmic Surgeon and has performed approximately 10,000 surgical procedures, including thousands of cataract and refractive procedures on patients as young as 3 weeks old to 100 years old.
He was a Visiting Eye Specialist to the Kimberly region, servicing remote communities for 20 years and a Member of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Ophthalmologists.
Dr Bill Ward graduated from UWA medical school in 1979. He initially trained in Internal Medicine in the UK for 3 years, obtaining a MRCP (Member Of The Royal College Physicians UK). On returning to Australia, he began Ophthalmology training, developing a passion to improve the quality of patients’ lives by improving vision.
He became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Ophthalmologists in 1988, and spent a year as a surgical fellow at St Johns Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, providing eye care to the Palestinian population of Gaza and the West bank 1989 to 1991. Following this, he had an attachment at Great Ormond Street Hospital for children in London, as a paediatric Ophthalmologist.
On his return to Western Australia he was a consulting Ophthalmologist At Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital for 25 years, and Head of department 1991 to 1995. During this period he trained many Ophthalmologists in Paediatric Ophthalmology.