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Private Service

City Eye Specialists

Hours

09:00 - 16:30 Monday to Friday

Description

What is Ophthalmology?
Ophthalmology is the branch of specialist medicine that is focused on the health of eyes and their surrounding tissues, including muscles, bones, eyelids, and tear production/drainage systems. Your eye is the organ of vision and consists of the cornea (the outer clear layer), the sclera (the white of the eye), the iris (the coloured part), the lens (lies behind the iris) and the retina (the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye). Your eyes ‘see’ by focusing light that enters the eye onto the retina which sends the image to the brain by the optic nerve.
 

Ophthalmologists are doctors who are trained in the study of eyes. Most will be trained in eye surgery, and may have particular areas of interest or expertise.

Optometrists are not doctors but are trained in testing your vision to assess your need for glasses or contact lenses. Some also test for glaucoma. 

Referral Expectations

We will discuss with you if you require surgery, the doctors here usually work with the following anaesthetists:

Dr Michele Atkins

Dr Rajpal Gooneratne

Dr Lance Nicholson

Dr Elsa Taylor

Dr Bevan Yee

Procedures / Treatments

  • Refractive Error: short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism

    These conditions cause distance blur. In myopia, the eye has a resting focus at a near distance so that people will be able to see objects clearly at some point close to them, whilst the distance is blurry.… More

  • Cataracts

    Cataracts are the most common age-related occurrence in eyes. The lens becomes thicker and stiffer and appears yellow and cloudy.… More

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and may result in vision loss and blindness. Multiple factors are often important in causing glaucoma, but it is most commonly related to in an increase in pressure in the eye.… More

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

    This is a complication of diabetes and is caused by small blood vessel damage within the retina of the eye.  It commonly affects both eyes and may cause permanent loss of vision.  Macular oedema is sometimes also present with diabetic retinopathy.  Macular oedema is when fluid leaks into the retina… More

Consultants

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist

Parking

On site and underground parking.

Locations Information

Contact Details

Phone (09) 534 4079
Fax (09) 534 4078
Email howick@cityeye.co.nz

Street Address

2/10 Wellington Street
Howick
Auckland

Postal Address

PO Box 7223
Wellesley Street
Auckland 1141

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