Professor Casson is the Head of Discipline of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Adelaide University. He is a glaucoma subspecialist with research interests in clinical glaucoma, neuroprotection, ophthalmic epidemiology and translational ophthalmic research. He graduated from Adelaide Medical School in 1992 and undertook ophthalmology training in South Australia. He completed subspecialty training in glaucoma at the Oxford Eye Hospital. Following the completion of clinical training, he undertook a neuroprotection-based Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) at Oxford University in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. In 2012 he completed a Masters of Biostatistics at Adelaide University.
He currently works in private practice and is the Director of the Glaucoma Service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is the Director of the Ophthalmic Research Laboratories in the newly established Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences School and Vice-Chair of the developing world-based charity Sight for All. He has approximately 200 peer-reviewed publications and is the Co-Editor in Chief of the College journal, Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.
He has a life-long love of science which he aims to combine with his passion for ophthalmology to produce better outcomes for patients.