29 Aug 2015
Dr Mark Loane specialises in glaucoma, cataract surgery and general ophthalmology. He practices out of the Vision Eye Institute in Brisbane, Queensland.
Dr Loane graduated medicine in 1978 from University of Queensland and completed ophthalmology in 1986, being awarded the Cedric Cohen Medal for Excellence at the Part 1 examination of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists in 1984. Dr Loane completed a fellowship in Corneal Transplantation and External Eye Disease at Flinders medical Centre, South Australia in 1987-88 under Professor Douglas Coster. Dr Loane also completed a fellowship in Glaucoma at the University of California, San Diego in 1989-90 under Professor Robert Weinreb.
Dr Loane is on the Board for Guide Dogs Queensland and The Eye Foundation. He heads the Cape York Eye Health Project delivering eye health services to remote communities in the Cape York Peninsula.
He was recently named of Member of the Order of Australia for his work with remote rural and indigenous people.
Dr Loane has played 29 tests for the Wallabies. Dr Loane has been chosen as an ambassador for the Wallabies, representing players from the 1970’s in recognition of his standing in the game and the broader community