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Profile

With extensive education and a career that has taken him far and wide Dr John Rawstron brings with him ideal experience and ongoing passion for the highest standards of work.

On top of a medical degree from the University of Otago, John completed Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists membership exams in 2009.

He continued his professional development by undertaking dual-fellowship training in anterior segment, cataract and refractive surgery.

In 2012 John studied at Sydney University where he completed the world’s first formal qualification in refractive surgery.

Still in Australia, but many miles from Sydney, he applied his growing expertise to practicing as a corneal consultant at Royal Perth Hospital and as a refractive surgeon at the Western Australia Laser Eye Centre.

A year later he brought his skills home to New Zealand taking up multiple roles in Christchurch. John now holds surgical appointments at Christchurch Public Hospital, Christchurch Eye Surgery and Southern Cross Hospital. No matter where he works his commitment to the very best in patient results is second to none.

Interests

Along with refractive cataract surgery, John’s sub-specialties include corneal surgery, anterior surface ocular disease, pterygium and laser refractive surgery.

Qualifications

MB ChB 1996 Otago; FRANZCO 2011

Subspecialties

  • Refractive cataract surgery
  • Corneal surgery
  • Anterior surface ocular disease
  • Pterygium
  • Laser refractive surgery

Title or Designation

Ophthalmologist

Post-fellowship Training

  • After completing FRANZCO membership exams in 2009, Dr Rawstron undertook dual-fellowship training in anterior segment, cataract and refractive surgery in Australia

  • He practiced as a corneal consultant at Royal Perth Hospital and as a refractive surgeon at the WA laser Eye Centre for a year before returning to Christchurch to take up his current positions

  • Dr Rawstron completed the world’s first formal qualification in refractive surgery from Sydney University in 2012

  • Dr Rawstron holds surgical appointments at Christchurch Public Hospital, Christchurch Eye Surgery and Southern Cross Hospital

Full NZ Registration Date

15 December 1997

Vocational Scope

Ophthalmology

Healthlink EDI

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Contact Details

Dr John Rawstron is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - Christchurch

Private Services

Southern Eye Specialists

This service is available at the following location:

128 Kilmore Street, Christchurch