Mitchell Lawlor is a glaucoma surgeon and neuro-ophthalmologist.
After completing 4 years of ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital, he undertook a further 3 years of sub-specialty training. This began with 4 months in India and Timor Leste performing cataract surgery, followed by an observership at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He then moved to London for 3 years to complete dual fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology and surgical glaucoma. These were both undertaken at Moorfields Eye Hospital, which is the largest eye hospital in Europe. The experience provided unparalleled exposure to dealing with the medical and surgical management of complex eye disease.