MB ChB 2000 Aberd; FRCOphth 2011; CCT (UK) Ophth 2012


Dr Shanu Subbiah is a refractive cataract surgeon. He has dual fellowship training in both retinal and corneal disease, so has expertise treating conditions that affect both the front and back of the eye. With this broad breadth of experience he provides personalised treatment for all his patients.

As well as his clinical duties at Eye Institute, Dr Subbiah is a consultant ophthalmologist at Greenlane Clinical Centre. Shanu is involved in clinical research into macular degeneration and retinal disease, a subject that he has presented on in several international conferences. He is actively involved in regular teaching for optometrists, junior doctors and nurses as well as in training the next generation of ophthalmologists.

At present Dr Subbiah is present for consultations at Eye Institute Remuera, North and South.


  • Refractive-Cataract Surgery
    • no-needle anaesthetic
    • small, sutureless incision technique
    • astigmatism-correcting lens implants
    • relaxed surgery with sedation provided by consultant anaesthetists if requested
    • options for attempting maximum freedom from glasses use such as blended vision
  • Retinal diseases
    • age related macular degeneration
    • diabetic eye disease
    • retinal vein occlusion
    • treatment with laser and a wide range of intravitreal injectable drugs for these conditions allowing for the best possible visual outcome
  • Corneal diseases
    • dry eye
    • blepharitis
    • pterygium

Title or Designation


Post-Fellowship Training

After his specialist ophthalmology training, Dr Subbiah completed fellowships in both anterior segment, cornea and cataract surgery, as well as medical retinal disease at the University of Auckland. He has worked in a national research and evaluation centre for macular degeneration and has been involved in setting up frameworks for cataract service provision in Northern Ireland.

Full NZ Registration Date

12 November 2012

Vocational Scope


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Contact Details

Dr Shanu Subbiah is available at the following service:

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