Professor John L Crompton AM, RFD, MBBS, FRANZCO, FRACS is now working Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays in private practice and has ceased doing major eye surgery. His major clinical interests are emergency eye problems, neuro-ophthalmology including adult strabismus/diplopia and medico-legal issues.
He retired from the Royal Adelaide Hospital in late 2017 having been Head of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service from 1984-2017 and VMO 1979-2017. He obtained his eye training at the RAH, RVEEH and RMH, followed by post-graduate fellowships in Jerusalem, and in Leeds, with further study in London and the USA. As an Army Reservist 1965-2011, his last posting was Consultant Ophthalmologist to the Surgeon General, ADF.
He has long been involved in medical politics and was President of RANZCO in 2000-2001 and is a Gold Medallist of the College. He is current President of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Society of Australia.
He has been involved in more than 40 teaching tours to the South Pacific, SE Asia, China as well as ADF surgical trips to remote Australia. He has now worked in 18 different countries world-wide. His current annual overseas commitments are with: Sight For All Foundation (SE Asia), John Fawcett Foundation (in Indonesia), Life Line Express (in China).