Dr Jay Meyer

Glaucoma, Cornea and Cataract Surgeon

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Dr Jay Meyer

Glaucoma, Cornea and Cataract Surgeon

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“My passion is to improve vision using the least invasive and most effective treatments available”

– Dr Jay Meyer, BS MPH MD

Dr Jay Meyer’s professional background

Discover more about this New Zealand eye expert below

Dr Meyer completed a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Microbiology followed by a Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Utah School of Medicine, USA, where he graduated with honours (Alpha Omega Alpha) and received several scholarships and awards. He then completed ophthalmology registrar training at the University of North Carolina, USA, and received further specialised training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Duke University Eye Centre, which is consistently ranked as a top centre in the USA. Upon moving to New Zealand, he completed further Cornea and External Diseases and Glaucoma training at the University of Auckland/NZ National Eye Centre.

Dr Meyer is active in clinical research and has published over 60 scientific papers and half a dozen book chapters. As a medical student, he used his background in microbiology to help describe a novel species of bacteria (Mycobacterium Arupense). He is a Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland where he teaches optometry students, optometrists, medical students, house officers, general practitioners and ophthalmology registrars. He regularly lectures at local, national, and international conferences and has been a section editor for the journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea Society, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Dr Meyer completed his training in the USA and New Zealand and is a Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland. Here he performs research and teaches optometrists, medical students, and ophthalmology trainees. He stays up-to-date with the latest technologies and treatments and regularly lectures to eye specialists at national and international conferences.

Cataract surgery

Dr Meyer uses advanced technologies and techniques including: ·

  • Small, sutureless incision technique
  • Astigmatism-correcting lens implants
  • Options for minimising reading glasses use – multifocal and extended depth of focus lens implants, blended vision
Corneal diseases and surgery
  • Corneal transplantation such as penetrating keratoplasty (PK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Keratoconus treatments, including corneal crosslinking
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Ocular Surface Diseases such as Dry eyes and Allergic Conjunctivitis
Glaucoma management
  • Medical and surgical treatments including:
  • Laser trabeculoplasty
  • Laser iridotomy
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma implants
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Glaucoma tube shunts

Dr Meyer spends much of his free time with his three children. His wife, Nicole, is a general medicine physician at Auckland City Hospital. He enjoys many sports and watching his children play soccer, rugby, and netball.

Dr Meyer is active in clinical research and has published over 60 scientific papers and half a dozen book chapters. His research focuses on evaluating surgical techniques and diagnostic instrumentation, ocular infections, and systemic diseases that affect the eye.

As a medical student, he used his background in microbiology to help describe a novel species of bacteria (Mycobacterium Arupense).

He is a Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland where he teaches optometry students, optometrists, medical students, house officers, general practitioners and ophthalmology registrars.

He regularly lectures at local, national, and international conferences and is a section editor for the journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.

Research Awards (since 2010):
  • RANZCO Annual Congress Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia Best Poster, 2018
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, Research Poster of Interest Award, 2013.
  • Frederick W. Stocker Research Award for best research presentation. University of North Carolina Department of Ophthalmology, 2011
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, Research Poster of Interest Award, 2011
  • 1st Place, Research Poster Competition. North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Annual Meeting, 2010.

Dr Meyer speaks conversational Russian and Spanish.

  • Save Sight Society, NZ
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Cornea Society