I'm a glaucoma and cataract surgeon in Wellington, New Zealand, with research and clinical interests in imaging, surgical techniques, angle closure glaucoma, and ocular biomechanics. As of October 2012, I have published more than 70 articles, with 55 in peer-reviewed journals and more than 10 textbook chapters including two in the current leading glaucoma textbook.

I also run a glaucoma fellowship which has provided 8 (to 2012) internationally qualified eye doctors with advanced training in the management of glaucoma, cataract, and related conditions.

I have been a senior Instructor in a top-5% ranked annual eye surgery course at the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology, and in 2002 founded the Capital Vision Research Trust which has supported internationally recognised research and education projects.


I have sub-specialised in glaucoma and cataract surgery since late 1999, including three years advanced fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

My practice is now completely based around cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, and ocular imaging.



MB ChB 1991 Otago; FRANZCO 2000

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Full NZ Registration Date

25 November 1992

Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Professor Tony Wells is available at the following services:

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 Services

Capital Eye Specialists

This service is available at the following location:

148 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

  • Phone

    (04) 384 3937

  • Fax

    (04) 384 4937

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Hospital Wellington - Ophthalmology (Eye Surgery)

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - Wellington