Dr Albie Covello



MB ChB 2009 Otago; FRANZCO 2019


Dr Albie Covello is a New Zealand and internationally trained Ophthalmologist. Having grown up in Taranaki, Albie is proud to have returned home with his family to provide high quality care to the Taranaki region and beyond. 

After finishing his ophthalmology training through the University of Otago, Albie moved to Canada to complete a fellowship in corneal transplantation and complicated cataract surgery at the University of British Columbia. 

Alongside his general ophthalmology practice, Albie is trained in all forms of corneal transplantation including DMEK, DSAEK, DALK and PKP along with complicated cataract surgery and refractive surgery. 

Albie enjoys teaching and is involved in training future surgeons through the Microsurgical Skills Course run through the University of Sydney and the University of Otago. Albie is known for his professionalism, kind bedside manner and thorough approach to all consultations.


  • Cataract and refractive surgery

Needle Free surgery for rapid visual recovery

  • General ophthalmology
  • Macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy treatment
  • Pterygium removal using a no sutures technique
  • Glaucoma assessment and treatment
  • Eyelid surgery and reconstruction
  • Fuchs’ dystrophy and other corneal dystrophies
  • Corneal transplantation

DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty)
DSAEK (Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty)
DALK (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty) using a big bubble technique
PKP (Penetrating Keratoplasty)


  • Corneal transplantation, complex cataract surgery and anterior segment disease

Title or Designation

Ophthalmologist, Cataract & Corneal Surgeon, Eye Specialist

Post-fellowship Training

  • Cornea, External Diseases & Refractive Surgery Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Canada 2019

Full NZ Registration Date

30 November 2010

Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Dr Albie Covello is available at the following services:

Private Services

Taranaki Eye Centre

This service is available at the following location:

17 Weymouth St, New Plymouth

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Hospital New Plymouth - Ophthalmology (Eye Surgery)

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - New Plymouth