MB ChB 2007 Otago; FRANZCO 2018


Dr Joel Yap is an eye surgeon who specialises in vitreo-retinal surgery and general ophthalmic surgery, including cataract surgery. He is in private practice in Auckland as well as working as a consultant in the public sector.

Dr Joel completed his medical training at the University of Otago in 2007 and accomplished his ophthalmic training in Auckland and northern New Zealand. He then went to the University of Toronto in Canada to further his vitreo-retinal sub-specialist training.

In 2018, Dr Joel returned to practise at Auckland DHB and Counties Manukau DHB. Joel has a passion for clinical research and teaching, and strives to achieve the best possible outcome for the patients he cares for. He is a member of both the American and European Society of Retinal Specialists, as well as the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists.


  • A particular interest in secondary intraocular lens implantation and complex vitreo-retinal surgery.


  • Treating retinal diseases and vitreo-retinal surgery

Title or Designation



Male / Tāne

Full NZ Registration Date

29 October 2008

Vocational Scope


Languages Spoken

Mandarin Chinese

Contact Details

Dr Joel Yap is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Phone 0800 774 898
Outpatient appointments and surgical bookings (09) 638 0400 or scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 
GP/ External Specialist Help Desk (09) 307 2800
Mental Health Services 24 Hour Crisis helpline 0800 800171

Private Services

Auckland Eye Ltd

This service is available at the following locations:

8 St Marks Road, Remuera, Auckland

3 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna

12 Kensington Avenue, Whangārei

19 Kamo Road, Whangārei

Westgate Medical Centre, 13E Maki Street, Westgate, Auckland

Totara Health, 1 McCrae Way, New Lynn, Auckland

8d Tamariki Avenue, Ōrewa

Public Services

Counties Manukau Health Ophthalmology

This service is available at the following locations:

Manukau SuperClinic™

Middlemore Hospital

Private Surgical Services

Columba at Ascot - Day Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Ascot Hospital, 90 Green Lane East, Remuera, Auckland