Dr Peter Beckingsale
Peter Beckingsale is a Brisbane based ophthalmologist specialising in anterior segment and refractive surgery. This includes all forms of corneal transplant, complex and routine cataract, corneal cross linking, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, pterygium and glasses correction surgery.
Peter graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 1996 and completed his residency and ophthalmology training in Brisbane. He was awarded the ARVO and RANZCO/Allergan scholarships and then travelled to the United Kingdom to complete fellowships in corneal, anterior segment and refractive surgery at the West Of England Eye Unit and then the Queen Victoria Hospital, home of the first eye bank in the United Kingdom.
Peter returned to Brisbane in late 2005. He began private practice at the Terrace Eye Centre and Laser Sight. He was appointed as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Assistant Medical Director of the Queensland Eye Bank as well as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Queensland. He left the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2014, but maintains his other positions and is still involved with registrar teaching.
Peter has presented extensively at local, national and international conferences, has authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles and has been involved with many advisory and organising positions with the Australian and New Zealand Cornea Society and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Peter has a passion for optics, borne out by his love of photography but also in his deep understanding of the properties of modern intraocular lenses and the methods of optimising their outcomes, as well as maximising results from laser corrective surgery.