‘We were marched away at gunpoint fearing we were going to die’

Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke shares his remarkable story
Dr James Muecke
Dr James Muecke.

The medical career of ophthalmologist Dr James Muecke has not been without its personal challenges.

The Australian of the Year has dedicated much of his professional life helping disadvantage countries treat and prevent blindness, and is sometimes likened to another national hero, Professor Fred Hollows.