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Profile

Dr Bedggood is a subspecialty trained Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Strabismus Surgeon, and an experienced Cataract Surgeon.

  • Graduated Otago School of Medicine 1996 & completed his training as an Eye Specialist in 2005.
  • Undertook post-graduate sub-specialty training in Paediatric Ophthalmology at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Is employed as a Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon at the Christchurch Department of Ophthalmology.
  • Is a Visiting Consultant Ophthalmologist at Kew Hospital Southland, managing Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cataract, Glaucoma, Age-related Macular degeneration and other retinal diseases.

Dr Bedggood offers state-of-the art small-incision cataract surgery, management of a range of childhood eye problems, and a very high standard of strabismus surgery, all as day cases at the Oxford Clinic Hospital in central Christchurch.

Interests

Dr Bedggood has training and a special interest in the treatment of retinal diseases in children, and also in adults.

Children's Eye Problems
Dr Bedggood can treat all childhood eye problems. Common conditions seen are:

  • Glasses to correct poor vision in one or both eyes
  • Misaligned eyes (strabismus), or “squint” in lay terms
  • Amblyopia (often called a “Lazy eye”)
  • Failed preschool vision test
  • Lumps around the eye
  • Cataract (not that common, but important) 

Dr Bedggood sees children at the Children's Specialist Centre, which is specifically set up for children, or at Fendalton Eye Clinic.

 

Adult's Eye Problems
Dr Bedggood is experienced in diagnosing and treating a broad range of common eye conditions in adults such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Eyelid problems
  • Pterygia
  • Retinal diseases: macular degeneration, floaters and flashes, diabetic eye disease

Dr Bedggood sees adult patients at Fendalton Eye Clinic.

 

Charges:  children (for specifics regarding adult consultations please contact Fendalton Eye Clinic)

  • Initial appointment including a comprehensive examination $130, or usually $35 if you have a current community services card (and qualify for the Enable subsidy, some variations apply).
  • Follow-up appointments $75, or $90 if a full dilated examination is required. These are subsidised for community service card holders who qualify, so the charge is $20.
    Please note that some conditions do not meet the criteria made by Enable NZ for subsidised follow-up appointments, and so may have a small additional charge attached to them.
  • Surgery costs need to be discussed for each condition, but all childhood eye surgery is done under general anaesthesia in a hospital, and so the base costs are around $3000 for a 30-45 minute procedure.

 

 For more information about Dr Bedggood and the services he offers, please click here.

Qualifications

MB ChB 1996 Otago; FRANZCO 2006

Subspecialties

  • Paediatric ophthalmologist
  • Strabismus surgeon
  • Cataract surgeon

Title or Designation

Ophthalmologist, Paediatric & Strabismus Specialist

Full NZ Registration Date

25 November 1997

Vocational Scope

Ophthalmology

Contact Details

Dr Antony Bedggood is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

128 Kilmore Street, Christchurch

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Hours: Monday to Friday 8.15am to 5.15pm

Private Services

Children's Specialist Centre

This service is available at the following location:

58 Colombo Street, Christchurch

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Hospital Christchurch - Ophthalmology (Eye Surgery)

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - Christchurch