MB BCh BAO 2011 NU Ireland; FRANZCO 2023


Dr Hong is a Dunedin eye specialist (ophthalmologist). He was trained in Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Australia and is currently a Consultant Cornea & Anterior Segment Specialist at the Dunedin Hospital.  He is a sub-specialist in corneal disorders, corneal transplants, complex cataract surgeries, iris reconstruction, and eyelid diseases.  

Through oDocs Eye Care, he launched the world's first smartphone retinal imaging system.  Dr Hong is a pioneer of new surgical techniques and an innovator.  oDocs is also a research institution and have issued over a million dollar in grants and funding research ideas.


Surgical Interests:

  • Corneal transplants : Penetrating Keratoplasty, Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK), Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), all other forms of lamellar keratoplasty. 
  • Keratoconus : The management of keratoconus & corneal cross-linking
  • Cataract Surgery : Latest small-incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery.  Premium intraocular lenses, and presbyopic corrections.
  • Iris reconstruction : Human Optics iris replacement, and Morcher Aniridic Intraocular lenses.
  • Pterygium : Sutureless glue assisted rapid recovery pterygium excision and autoconjunctival glue. 
  • Eyelid surgery: Entropion, ectropion, blepharoplasty, and lid lesion excisional biopsies.
  • Lasers: Nd YAG Posterior Capsulotomy, Nd YAG peripheral iridotomy, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)

Latest Advancement:

  • Descemetorhexis without endothelial keratoplasty (DWEK) : A novel technique to treat Fuch's endothelial keratoplasty without the need for corneal transplant.
  • Corneal limbal stem cell transplant  
  • Corneal Perforation : Autologous scleral & tenon's patch graft.  Patch endothelial keratoplasrty (PEK)


  • Corneal transplant (PKP, DALK, DSAEK, DMEK), and other forms of complex anterior segment surgeries including sutured lenses, open-sky procedures, and iris reconstruction.
  • Cataract Surgery : Multifocal IOL, Toric IOL, EDOF IOL, Pin-hole IOL, Presbyopic corrections, bilateral sequential cataract surgery.
  • Eyelid disorders : Lid cancers, Entropion, Ectropion, Cicatricial ectropion, trichiasis, dermatochalasis (Blepharoplasty), and ptosis
  • Anterior segment trauma and reconstruction surgery

Title or Designation


Post-Fellowship Training

Sydney & Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia : Cornea Fellowship

Harvard Medical School : Digital Health Care Transformation

Postgraduate Diploma in Basic Ophthalmic Science 

Master of Ophthalmology (MOphth)


Male / Tāne

Full NZ Registration Date

25 June 2014

Vocational Scope


Languages Spoken

Chinese, English, Malay

Contact Details

Dr Sheng Hong is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Manaaki by Mercy, 72 Newington Avenue, Maori Hill, Dunedin

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Private Services

Dr Sheng Chiong Hong – Ophthalmologist

This service is available at the following location:

Marinoto Clinic, 72 Newington Ave, Dunedin

Public Services

Ophthalmology - Otago | Southern | Te Whatu Ora

This service is available at the following location:

Dunedin Hospital