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Private Service

Thorndon Eye Clinic

Hours

To book an appointment, contact us 8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

We hold clinics at different times during the week at our three locations.

Dr Mackey's clinics are usually:

Paraparaumu - Tuesdays
Boulcott Clinic - Thursdays
Thorndon Clinic - Wednesdays and Fridays

Dr Ashraff works on Mondays and some Thursdays from Thorndon Eye Clinic.
One Thursday per month, she has a clinic at Boulcott.

Description

At Thorndon Eye Clinic we specialise in:
  • Cataract and refractive lens surgery
  • Retinal and macular surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery

We have an experienced and friendly team at Thorndon Eye Clinic. Our team members are:

Dr Steve Mackey - Ophthalmologist specialising in:

  • Cataract and refractive lens surgery
  • Macular and vitreoretinal surgery
  • Pterygium surgery

Steve consults from Thorndon Eye Clinic and is also a consultant ophthalmologist at Wellington Hospital Eye Department.

Dr Nina Ashraff - Ophthalmologist specialising in:

  • Glaucoma and cataract surgery

She is a fellow of the RANZCO and a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK. Nina graduated from Leeds University Medical School, UK and did her postgraduate specialist training at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK. She spent time doing cataract and glaucoma sub specialist training at Manchester and Wellington.
Nina consults from Thorndon Eye Clinic.

Judith Stephens – Administration Manager
Judith joined the team in June 2010 and brings over 20 years administrative experience to the business.

Raewyn Owen – Eye Nurse (R.Comp.N, Dip. Ophthalmology).
Raewyn has had 20 years eye experience working both in New Zealand and overseas. With over five years working in the Thorndon Eye Clinic, Raewyn is very experienced in dealing with all aspects of eye treatment.

Helen Ruby – Clinical Assistant
Helen joined Thorndon Eye Clinic in July 2011.  She has been a member of a large optometry practice in Wellington for many years.

Ann Gaynor - Eye Nurse (R.Nurse)

Experienced in ophthamology and theatre nursing, Ann joined us in 2012 part time.

Paddy Dwen – Practice Administrator

Paddy is one of the first people that you will meet when you walk through our doors or when you phone the practice. Paddy has worked in the health sector, both public and private, for many years.

Sue Johnston – Practice Administrator
Sue works with Paddy at our front desk and has joined us this year.  


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.

Referral Expectations

Medical referrals or optometrist referrals - please phone us on (04) 499 4940, fax us on (04) 499 0242 or email us at .  Insurance companies generally require us to have a referral letter from your GP or optometrist.

Self referrals, please phone us on (04) 499 4940 or email us at detailing your full name, date of birth, email address, phone number and reason for an appointment. Most insurance companies require us to have a referral letter from your GP or optometrist.   We will contact you to make an appointment.  Acute or emergency eye conditions should be referred to your GP or Wellington Public Hospital if this clinic is closed.

Common Conditions

  • 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

  • Squints (strabismus)

    A weakness in one or more of the muscles of the eye will cause the eye to turn or move away from the normal focusing position.  This is commonly known as a squint.… 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

  • Retinal Detachment

    This is when the retina detaches, meaning it is lifted or separated from its normal position within the eye. An acute retinal detachment requires urgent assessment and appropriate treatment.… More

Charges

Your initial consultation will cost $175.00.

Follow up consultations are $120.00.

The cost of any procedures or treatments that may be required will be discussed with you at the time of your appointment.

Consultants

Ophthalmologist

Available at 230 Thorndon Quay, Wellington, Boulcott Hospital and Specialist Centre

Ophthalmologist

Available at all locations.

Note: Please note above that some people are not available at all locations.

Parking

Parking is not usually a problem as there are metered car parks on the adjacent streets. There is also a very convenient no parking area outside our door where you may be dropped off or picked up by friends and relatives.

Locations Information

Contact Details

Phone (04) 499 4940
Fax (04) 499 0242
Email info@thorndoneye.co.nz
Healthlink EDI: wellieye

Street Address

Grylls and Keleher Optometrists
8A Ihakara Street
Paraparaumu

Postal Address

PO Box 12171
Thorndon
Wellington 6144

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