Retina Specialists is a group of Ophthalmologists with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disorders. We are able to perform state-of-the art diagnostic testing with digital angiography, ocular coherence tomography and electrophysiological testing of the retina. We offer a comprehensive retinal service, including practitioners who are highly experienced in the management of macular degeneration.

In addition to our special interest in retinal disease, we also provide a general ophthalmology service and are able to manage the full range of eye disorders.

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

Please bring to your appointment:

  1. All glasses which you currently use for distance or near vision.
  2. Any letters or reports from your doctor or optometrist 
  3. All medicines you are currently taking including herbal and natural remedies

You are likely to  have drops put into your eyes to dilate your pupils to allow a thorough examination of the back of the eyes.  This will make you very sensitive to glare and somewhat blurry for a few hours, so we recommend arranging someone to drive you home afterwards.

Please phone our receptionists prior to your appointment to gain an estimate of the time required, as this can vary widely depending on your eye condition.


We are a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Ophthalmology services.

Our doctors are NIB 1st choice providers.


Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Cataracts

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

  • Lucentis (ranibizumab)

    In wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), abnormal blood vessels grow under the retina and leak blood and fluid.… More

  • Eylea (aflibercept)

    This intravitreal injection can be used for (wet) neovascular age related macular degeneration, visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema, visual impairment due to macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (branch or central) and visual impairment due to myopic choroidal neovascularisation.  Eylea is similar to Avastin and Lucentis but… More

  • Avastin (bevacizumab)

    In wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), abnormal blood vessels grow under the retina and leak blood and fluid.  This causes rapid damage to the macula, the portion of the eye responsible for fine, detailed central vision. … 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

  • Fluorescein angiography

    Fluorescein angiography is a procedure where dye is injected into a vein in your hand or arm and a series of photographs are taken of the back of the eye.  This gives important information about the blood vessels and is vital in the diagnosis and management of many eye conditions.… More

  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

    Photodynamic therapy uses a light-activated dye (Verteporfin) and a special non-thermal laser.… More

  • Electrodiagnostic Tests

    Ophthalmic electrodiagnostic tests provide information about the function of the visual system from the retina at the back of the eye, through the visual pathways to the visual centre in the brain.… 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

  • 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

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20 Titoki St

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1st Floor
20 Titoki St

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PO Box 137070
Auckland 1151

This page was last updated at 4:46PM on September 14, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Retina Specialists.