MB ChB 1971 Otago; FRCS Eng 1981; FRANZCO 1982


Dr Robert Weatherhead has been a Senior Consultant in ophthalmology in Christchurch since returning to NZ in 1997. He has appointments at Christchurch Hospital, St George’s Hospital and Southern Cross Hospital, as well as providing private practice services in Christchurch. His appointment at Christchurch Hospital is in the area of oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery, an area he has specialised in since 1986 after extensive experience at major teaching hospitals overseas. Initially trained in general ophthalmology, the demand for lid, lacrimal drainage system and orbital surgery worldwide and in New Zealand has meant that there was an unmet need for specialists in this area. Currently he is the only specialist working solely in this area. He is involved in the training of registrars in the public system, as well as being a recent examiner in the subspecialty for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

To learn more about ophthalmology and the services provided by Dr Weatherhead please see www.southerneye.co.nz


  • Oculo-plastics
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Orbital pathology

Title or Designation

Ophthalmologist & Oculoplastic Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

28 March 1974

Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Dr Rob Weatherhead is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

128 Kilmore Street, Christchurch

8:15 AM to 5:15 PM.

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Hours: Monday to Friday 8.15am to 5.15pm

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital - Ophthalmology (Eye Surgery)

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital

8:15 AM to 5:15 PM.