Dr Kolin Foo



Dr Foo has special interest in the areas of micro-incisional cataract surgery and treatment of retinal diseases. He was the first person to introduce photodynamic therapy (PDT) to Wellington for the treatment of macular degeneration. He uses the most up-to-date and effective medical and surgical treatments for macular degeneration and other retinal disorders.

He currently works as a consultant ophthalmologist and a senior lecturer at Wellington Hospital and consults privately from The Terrace Eye Centre, Boulcott Clinic (Lower Hutt) and Masterton.

Other languages spoken: Chinese


General Ophthalmology, Medical & Surgical Retina, Cataract Surgery.

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Cataract surgery, Chalazion or tarsal cyst removal, Consultations and assessments, Fundus photography, Intravitreal injections, Laser iridoplasty, Laser iridotomy, Laser trabeculoplasty, Macular laser, Minor eyelid surgery, Optic disc photos, Optical coherence tomography (OCT), Photocoagulation of the retina or pan retinal laser, Pterygium or pinguecula surgery, Punctal plug or enlargement, Retinal photography, Syringing of tear ducts or lacrimal probe, Three snip punctoplasty, Visual field tests, YAG laser capsulotomy


MB ChB 1993 Otago; FRANZCO 2003


Vitreo-retinal surgery

Title or Designation


Full NZ Registration Date

23 December 1994

Vocational Scope


Healthlink EDI


Contact Details

Dr Kolin Foo is available at the following services:

Private Services

The Terrace Eye Centre

This service is available at the following locations:

90 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington

Boulcott Specialist Centre, Lower Hutt

Selina Sutherland Hospital, Masterton

Public Services

Capital & Coast DHB Ophthalmology Service

This service is available at the following location:

Wellington Hospital - Nga Puna Waiora

General Enquiries: (04) 385 5999
Fax: (04) 385 5856

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (04) 385 5999

Private Surgical Services

Bowen Hospital - Ophthalmology (Eye Surgery)

This service is available at the following location:

Bowen Hospital