Dr Hussain Patel and Dr Monika Pradhan of Eye Surgery Associates are ophthalmologists who specialise in cataract surgery, glaucoma, medical and surgical retina, and uveitis. They are also available to see acute eye patients and cover general ophthalmology as well. 
We provide high levels of personal care and professionalism and use the most advanced laser surgery techniques.
Our consulting clinics are held in Glenfield, Epsom, Manukau and Mt Wellington (see details on left) and surgery is performed at the Oasis Surgery Centre in Remuera, 3 Fred Thomas Drive and Shakespeare Rd, Takapuna.
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

For GPs / Optometrists

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Procedures / Treatments

  • 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

  • Cataracts

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


Eye Surgery Associates are approved providers with most of the leading medical insurance companies.

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Contact Details

Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus

North Auckland

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613 - 615 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland

South Auckland

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Gilgit Road Specialist Centre, Epsom, Auckland

Central Auckland

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6 Pacific Rise, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Central Auckland

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This page was last updated at 1:00PM on October 15, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Eye Surgery Associates.