Medical training – University of Pretoria, South Africa Ophthalmology training (RANZCO) throughout New Zealand Fellowship trained in oculoplastic and orbital surgery At West of England Eye Unit (Royal Devon & Exeter University Health Board) and Cardiff (University Hospital of Wales).
Trained in South Africa, UK and New Zealand. Passionate about ophthalmology and delivering excellent surgical management to patients. Regularly involved in speaking at national and international meetings and have published a variety of papers in peer reviewed journals.
In my personal life I am passionate about photography and exploring interesting and beautiful places, especially those of the beaten track such as the polar regions.
I am excited to be back in NZ permanently after a few years abroad. Love spending my free time hiking and out on the water enjoying all the beauty NZ has on offer.
Speaker at multiple national and international conferences. Publications in peer reviewed journals ·
Hossain RR, Ng SG, Chong C, Botha VE, Ferguson R, McKelvie J. Ankyloblepharon-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting syndrome: Surgical and medical management in an infant with bilateral corneal perforations. Indian J Ophthalmol 2022;70:2633-5. · Botha VE, Murphy C, McKelvie J. Kodamea ohmeri keratitis. Can J Ophthalmol. 2021 Oct 19:S0008-4182(21)00359-8.
Botha VE, Taylor SK, Benefield J, Ah-Chan J. An approach to collaborative glaucoma care in New Zealand: an update. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2019;47(6):798-9.
Botha VE, Chow KT, Salmon PJM, El-Khayat RH, Sun MT, Selva D, Ng SGJ. Periorbital desmoplastic squamous cell carcinoma. Orbit. 2019;38(3);240-3.
Botha VE, Bhikoo R, Merriman M. Venlafaxine induced intraocular pressure rise in a patient with open angle glaucoma. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2016;44(8):734-5.
Botha VE, Ah-Chan J, Ramachandran N. Improving accessibility to intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment for ophthalmic patients in a peripheral centre. NZ Med J. 2016 Jun 28;129(1445):56-66.
Botha VE, Ah-Chan J, Taylor SK, Wang P. Collaborative glaucoma care. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2014;43:480-3.
Botha VE, Evans KF. Medical image. An unusual case of painful ophthalmoplegia. Tolosa Hunt Syndrome. NZ Med J. 2014;127(1400):101-103.