Dr James Muecke AM is the Australia of the Year for 2020.
His remarkable story spans three decades of work as a prominent Adelaide eye doctor, working in Australia and across the world to prevent and treat blindness.
Starting his career in Kenya, his work to provide life-changing eye health services has since expanded across Africa and Asia through his charitable organisation Sight For All.
Dr Muecke established Sight For All with two other local surgeons to provide free-of-charge treatment in communities of partner countries.
He also campaigns to tackle type 2 diabetes, which affects 10% of the national population and is a potential cause of blindness.
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Professor Robert Casson is the Head of the Discipline of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Adelaide University. He is an internationally recognised ophthalmic clinician/scientist and is vice chairman of Sight for All.
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