Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama

BSc(Med) MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO

medicine-health
SWS Clinical School

Dr Chameen Samarawickrama is a clinician-scientist. As well as being involved in the clinical care of cornea/anterior segment patients and teaching registrars, he is actively involved in both clinical and basic science research involving the cornea.

Dr Samarawickrama is a consultant ophthalmologist at both Westmead and Liverpool Hospitals. His sub-speciality expertise is in the medical and surgical management of corneal diseases, including corneal transplantation. After completing his ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital, he completed Cornea Fellowships at both the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Dr Samarawickrama has over 50 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, received over $350,000 in grant funding and is a reviewer for many ophthalmology journals including CorneaOphthalmologyIOVSBJO and CEO.

 

 

Location
Liverpool Hospital

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Lee BWH; Hunter D; Robaei DS; Samarawickrama C, 2021, 'Open globe injuries: Epidemiology, visual and surgical predictive variables, prognostic models, and economic cost analysis', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol. 49, pp. 336 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.13944
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    McTiernan CD; Simpson FC; Haagdorens M; Samarawickrama C; Hunter D; Buznyk O; Fagerholm P; Ljunggren MK; Lewis P; Pintelon I; Olsen D; Edin E; Groleau M; Allan BD; Griffith M, 2020, 'LiQD Cornea: Pro-regeneration collagen mimetics as patches and alternatives to corneal transplantation.', Sci Adv, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aba2187
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Ferdi AC; Nguyen V; Samarawickrama C; Hamilton A; Yeung S; Watson SL, 2020, 'The Impact on Work Patterns of Implementing the Save Sight Keratoconus Registry in the Hospital Setting', Cornea, vol. 39, pp. 451 - 456, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000002159
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Fung AT; Tran T; Lim LL; Samarawickrama C; Arnold J; Gillies M; Catt C; Mitchell L; Symons A; Buttery R; Cottee L; Tumuluri K; Beaumont P, 2020, 'Local delivery of corticosteroids in clinical ophthalmology: A review', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol. 48, pp. 366 - 401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.13702
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Cabrera-Aguas M; Kerdraon Y; Symes RJ; McCluskey P; Samarawickrama C; Rawlinson W; Watson SL, 2020, 'Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Treatment Guidelines for Herpes Simplex Keratitis in Sydney, Australia', Cornea, vol. 39, pp. 834 - 840, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000002273
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Garbutcheon-Singh KB; Carnt N; Pattamatta U; Samarawickrama C; White A; Calder V, 2019, 'A Review of the Cytokine IL-17 in Ocular Surface and Corneal Disease', Current Eye Research, vol. 44, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2018.1519834
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Parker RT; Ovens CA; Fraser CL; Samarawickrama C, 2018, 'Optic nerve sheath meningiomas: prevalence, impact, and management strategies.', Eye Brain, vol. 10, pp. 85 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/EB.S144345
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Parker RT; McCall DP; Samarawickrama C, 2018, 'Eye injury from toxic chemical mistaken for eye drops.', Med J Aust, vol. 208, pp. 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja17.00979
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Samanta A; Liszka A; Fagerholm P; Buznyk O; Griffith M; Allan B, 2018, 'Collagen-Based Fillers as Alternatives to Cyanoacrylate Glue for the Sealing of Large Corneal Perforations.', Cornea, vol. 37, pp. 609 - 616, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000001459
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Strouthidis N; Wilkins MR, 2018, 'Boston keratoprosthesis type 1: outcomes of the first 38 cases performed at Moorfields Eye Hospital.', Eye (Lond), vol. 32, pp. 1087 - 1092, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41433-018-0016-4
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Kwon MS; Carnt NA; Truong NR; Pattamatta U; White AJ; Samarawickrama C; Cunningham AL, 2018, 'Dendritic cells in the cornea during Herpes simplex viral infection and inflammation', Survey of Ophthalmology, vol. 63, pp. 565 - 578, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2017.11.001
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Sherwin JC; Samarawickrama C, 2018, 'Conjunctival xerosis caused by vitamin A deficiency.', Arch Dis Child, vol. 103, pp. 890, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2017-313618
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Li Y; Carnt N; Willcox M; Dutta D; Watson S, 2017, 'Reducing oral contamination during corneal scrapes.', Bmj open ophthalmology, vol. 1, pp. e000044 - e000044, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjophth-2016-000044
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Carnt N; Samarawickrama C; White A; Stapleton F, 2017, 'The diagnosis and management of contact lens-related microbial keratitis', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 100, pp. 482 - 493, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12581
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Frydenberg E; Wells M; Steel T; Ghabrial R, 2016, 'An unusual radiological presentation of optic nerve sheath meningioma', Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 30, pp. 137 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sjopt.2016.01.002
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Beltz J; Chan E, 2016, 'Descemet's membrane detachments post cataract surgery: a management paradigm.', Int J Ophthalmol, vol. 9, pp. 1839 - 1842, http://dx.doi.org/10.18240/ijo.2016.12.23
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Li Y-C; Kanapathipillai N; Grigg JR, 2016, 'Changing refractive outcomes with increasing astigmatism at longer-term follow-up for infant cataract surgery.', Eye (Lond), vol. 30, pp. 1195 - 1198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/eye.2016.147
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Chan E; Loughnan M; Snibson GR, 2016, 'Importance of corneal saturation time with riboflavin prior to collagen cross-linking.', Clin Exp Ophthalmol, vol. 44, pp. 196 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.12665
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Chew S; Watson S, 2015, 'Retinoic acid and the ocular surface', Survey of Ophthalmology, vol. 60, pp. 183 - 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2014.10.001
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Chan E; Daniell M, 2015, 'Rising fluoroquinolone resistance rates in corneal isolates: implications for the wider use of antibiotics within the community', Healthcare infection, vol. 20, pp. 128 - 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/hi15014
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Goh R; Vajpayee RB, 2015, '"Copy and Fix": A New Technique of Harvesting Freehand and Horseshoe Tectonic Grafts.', Cornea, vol. 34, pp. 1519 - 1522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000000599
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Beltz J; Chan E, 2015, 'Spontaneously resolving descemet's membrane detachment caused by an ophthalmic viscosurgical device during cataract surgery.', Saudi J Ophthalmol, vol. 29, pp. 301 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sjopt.2015.07.003
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Cherepanoff S; Di Girolamo N; Benger R; Watson S, 2015, 'Unusual limbal lesion in neurofibromatosis type 1', Cornea, vol. 34, pp. 347 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000000353
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Hong T; Mitchell P; Burlutsky G; Samarawickrama C; Wang JJ, 2014, 'Visual impairment and the incidence of falls and fractures among older people: longitudinal findings from the Blue Mountains Eye Study.', Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, vol. 55, pp. 7589 - 7593, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.14-14262
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Tran T; Samarawickrama C; Petsoglou C; Watson S, 2014, 'Recent cluster of childhood microbial keratitis due to orthokeratology', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.12302
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Lau OCF; Samarawickrama C; Skalicky SE, 2014, 'P2Y2 receptor agonists for the treatment of dry eye disease: a review.', Clin Ophthalmol, vol. 8, pp. 327 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S39699
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Reis GM; Lau OC; Samarawickrama C; Heydon P; Goldberg I, 2014, 'Utility of ultrasound biomicroscopy in the diagnosis of topiramate-associated ciliochoroidal effusions causing bilateral acute angle closure.', Clin Exp Ophthalmol, vol. 42, pp. 500 - 501, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.12336
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Ioannidis AS; Wechsler AW; Watson SL, 2014, 'Bilateral corneal infections associated with topical steroid therapy prophylaxis for cytarabine arabinoside-induced keratoconjunctivitis', Leukemia, vol. 28, pp. 220 - 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/leu.2013.237
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Leaney J; Watson S, 2014, 'Severe alkali burns from beer line cleaners warrant mandatory safety guidelines', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 201, pp. 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja13.00064
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Hong T; Jonas JB; Mitchell P, 2012, 'Measurement of normal optic nerve head parameters.', Surv Ophthalmol, vol. 57, pp. 317 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2011.12.001
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Pai A; Tariq Y; Healey PR; Wong TY; Mitchell P, 2012, 'Characteristics and appearance of the normal optic nerve head in 6-year-old children.', Br J Ophthalmol, vol. 96, pp. 68 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjo.2010.197426
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Pai AS-I; Rose KA; Samarawickrama C; Fotedar R; Burlutsky G; Varma R; Mitchell P, 2012, 'Testability of refraction, stereopsis, and other ocular measures in preschool children: the Sydney Paediatric Eye Disease Study.', J AAPOS, vol. 16, pp. 185 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaapos.2011.09.017
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Pai ASI; Wang JJ; Samarawickrama C; Burlutsky G; Rose KA; Varma R; Wong TY; Mitchell P, 2011, 'Prevalence and risk factors for visual impairment in preschool children: The sydney paediatric eye disease study', Ophthalmology, vol. 118, pp. 1495 - 1500, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.01.027
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Mitchell P; Tong L; Gazzard G; Lim L; Wong T-Y; Saw S-M, 2011, 'Myopia-related optic disc and retinal changes in adolescent children from singapore.', Ophthalmology, vol. 118, pp. 2050 - 2057, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.02.040
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Wang JJ; Huynh SC; Pai A; Burlutsky G; Rose KA; Mitchell P, 2010, 'Ethnic differences in optic nerve head and retinal nerve fibre layer thickness parameters in children', British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 94, pp. 871 - 876, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjo.2009.158279
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Tariq YM; Samarawickrama C; Pai A; Burlutsky G; Mitchell P, 2010, 'Impact of ethnicity on the correlation of retinal parameters with axial length.', Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, vol. 51, pp. 4977 - 4982, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.10-5226
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Tariq YM; Samarawickrama C; Li H; Huynh SC; Burlutsky G; Mitchell P, 2010, 'Retinal thickness in the offspring of diabetic pregnancies.', Am J Ophthalmol, vol. 150, pp. 883 - 887, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2010.06.036
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Pai A; Huynh SC; Burlutsky G; Wong TY; Mitchell P, 2010, 'Influence of OCT signal strength on macular, optic nerve head, and retinal nerve fiber layer parameters.', Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, vol. 51, pp. 4471 - 4475, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.09-3892
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Pai A; Samarawickrama C; Burlutsky G; Mitchell P, 2010, 'Refractive error in preschool children.', Ophthalmology, vol. 117, pp. 1278 - 1279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2010.01.014
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Liu Y; Samarawickrama C; Pai A; Tariq Y; Mitchell P, 2010, 'Stratus OCT signal strength and reliability of retinal nerve fiber layer measurements.', Am J Ophthalmol, vol. 149, pp. 528 - 529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2009.10.020
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Pai A; Samarawickrama C; Burlutsky G; Leone J; Mitchell P, 2010, 'Testability of vision and refraction in preschoolers.', Am J Ophthalmol, vol. 149, pp. 523, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2009.10.004
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Huynh SC; Wang JJ; Pai A; Joachim N; Burlutsky G; Wong TY; Mitchell P, 2009, 'Relationship between retinal structures and retinal vessel caliber in normal adolescents', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 50, pp. 5619 - 5624, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.09-3878
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Huynh SC; Wang X; Burlutsky G; Stapleton FJ; Mitchell P, 2009, 'Macular thickness, retinal thickness, and optic disk parameters in dominant compared with nondominant eyes', Journal of Aapos, vol. 13, pp. 142 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaapos.2008.11.004
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Huynh SC; Samarawickrama C; Wang X; Rochtchina E; Wong T; Gole G; Rose KA; Mitchell P, 2009, 'Macular and Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Amblyopia. The Sydney Childhood Eye Study', Ophthalmology, vol. 116, pp. 1604 - 1609, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2009.03.013
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Pai A; Huynh SC; Burlutsky G; Jonas JB; Mitchell P, 2009, 'Measurement of optic nerve head parameters: comparison of optical coherence tomography with digital planimetry.', J Glaucoma, vol. 18, pp. 571 - 575, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/IJG.0b013e3181996da6
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Huynh SC; Liew G; Burlutsky G; Mitchell P, 2009, 'Birth weight and optic nerve head parameters.', Ophthalmology, vol. 116, pp. 1112 - 1118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2008.12.061
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Mitchell P, 2009, 'Influence of signal strength on OCT measurements.', J Glaucoma, vol. 18, pp. 499 - 500, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/IJG.0b013e3181ab8a39
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Wang JJ; Mitchell P, 2009, 'Association between ocular dominance and refraction--uncertain dominance.', J Refract Surg, vol. 25, pp. 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/1081597X-20090301-01
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Huynh SC; Mitchell P, 2009, 'Thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer in amblyopia.', Am J Ophthalmol, vol. 148, pp. 951, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2009.07.028
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Pai A; Samarawickrama C; Tariq Y; Mitchell P, 2009, 'Low vision among preschool children in the Beijing Study of Visual Impairment.', Am J Ophthalmol, vol. 148, pp. 953 - 954, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2009.07.031
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Huynh SC; Mitchell P, 2009, 'Retinal structure in amplyopia.', Ophthalmology, vol. 116, pp. 2041, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2009.07.038
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Fotedar R; Mitchell P; Rose K, 2009, 'Refractive error, strabismus, and amblyopia.', Ophthalmology, vol. 116, pp. 364 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2008.09.028
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Wang JJ; Burlutsky G; Tan AG; Mitchell P, 2007, 'Nuclear cataract and myopic shift in refraction.', Am J Ophthalmol, vol. 144, pp. 457 - 459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2007.05.003
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Chameen Dilantha Samarawickrama
    Samarawickrama C; Wang XW; Huynh S; Burlutsky G; Stapleton FJ; Mitchell P, 2007, 'Effects of refraction and axial length on childhood optic disk parameters measured by optical coherence tomography', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 144, pp. 459 - 461, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2007.05.010

Awards

Grants

2018            Westmead Charitable Trust Early Career Clinical Researcher Grant: Corneal Collagen Glue: Inducing corneal regeneration in the treatment of acute corneal perforations ($240,000)

2018            Westmead Engineering and Design Collaboration Scheme: Novel protein therapeutics for the treatment of corneal Herpes Simplex Virus infection ($15,000)

2017            SMS-FEIT Biomedical Engineering Research Collaboration Scheme: Early Detection of Keratoconus: Novel use of photonic density sensors to diagnose disease prior to vision loss ($15,000)

2015            Sydney University Kick Start Grant: Corneal Glue for Corneal Perforations ($30,000)

2009            NHMRC (512068): Childhood Retinal Characteristics: Optical Coherence Tomography and Clinical Comparisons ($64,631)

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