Dr. David Lin received his medical training at McGill University. After his ophthalmology residency, he further pursued two years of postgraduate corneal training at Pacific Medical Consultants in San Francisco and Louisiana State University in New Orleans. While at LSU, Dr. Lin trained with Drs. Herb Kaufman and Marguerite McDonald. He was involved in the original research of the excimer laser procedure and corneal topography. Upon his return to Vancouver in 1989, Dr. Lin set up one of the first excimer laser centres in Canada and has been specializing in the field of laser refractive procedures (Please refer to his personal results in "statistics").
Dr. Lin is continuously involved in the studies of excimer laser procedures. He has given numerous lectures internationally and published extensively in scientific journals. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of British Columbia; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Holland graduated with Honours in Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency in England. Dr. Holland completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia in 1982, completing specialty certification in Canada (FRCSC), the United Kingdom (FRCS) in 1982, and the American Board of Certification in the US In 1984.
Dr. Holland started laser refractive training in London England in 1987 with Dr. John Marshall, a pioneer and leader in laser refractive procedures. He also completed a fellowship in corneal disorders at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Florida.
He is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and is affiliated with ORBIS, an international non-profit association that provides eye surgery training to doctors in other countries. He received the honour award for the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1992. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Royal College of Ophthalmology in England.
Dr. Greg Moloney graduated with honors from the University of New South Wales - Medicine and later trained at Sydney Eye Hospital in Australia. He came to Vancouver and completed fellowship training at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2010 with Dr. Simon Holland and Dr. David Lin and while working closely with Pacific Laser Eye Centre (PLEC). After his training, he joined the UBC faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Sciences.
Dr. Moloney returned to Australia in 2012, and continued research and teaching as a clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney. As a refractive surgeon in Australia, he continued to work closely with PLEC and pioneered the treatment of keratoconus with combined custom topography guided surface treatments and simultaneous corneal cross linking with PLEC algorithms, improving patient care for many Australians with keratoconus. Together with Dr Lin and Dr Holland, he published and spoke extensively on these subjects.
Dr. Moloney is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology. In 2012 he was awarded the Ron Jans Clinical Corneal Research Award from the Canadian Ophthalmic Society. In 2014, 15 and 16 he won first prize in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery film festival (corneal and refractive section) for video submissions on new cornea surgical techniques. In 2018 He was the recipient of the Troutman award from the Cornea Society for best publication in the society journal by an author under 40. He was the first surgeon in the world to perform DWEK/ DSO supplemented with topical Rho-kinase inhibitor. He was lead surgeon in the Australian keratoprosthesis program from 2014-2021 and convenor of the Sydney Eye Hospital DMEK course from 2015-2020.
With his return to Vancouver in 2021, he is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at UBC. It is a great pleasure to welcome Dr. Moloney back into the PLEC family with Dr Lin and Dr Holland. We look forward to incorporating new ideas from Australia to innovate for better algorithms and improve patient care.