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Dr Nick Mantell

MB ChB

“This is life-changing for people, that’s what I love.” – Dr Nick Mantell

Dr Nick Mantell is a Refractive laser, Refractive Lens Exchange and Cataract Specialist. He has been working in private practice for 20 years.

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Dr Peter Ring

MB ChB

“My focus is on using my experience and the latest techniques to greatly enhance the lives of my patients” – Dr Peter Ring

With four decades at the forefront of eye surgery in New Zealand, Dr Ring was an early exponent of modern multi-focal technology. He was also part of the esteemed small team that introduced laser surgery to the country. He has a vast knowledge and reputation as an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.

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Dr Adam Watson

MB ChB

“The joy of my job is that I can make a huge difference to people in a short time.” – Dr Adam Watson

Dr Watson’s focus – pun intended – is the front of the eye. His combination of specialisations enables him to address the face, eyelids, tear drainage system, the surface of the eye and cornea together as a single functional unit to give the best possible outcome.

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Dr Shanu Subbiah

MBChB MRCOphth FRCOphth

“When it comes to eye care there is no “one size fits all”. Treatment needs to be personalised to you.” – Dr Shanu Subbiah

A cataract, corneal and laser surgery specialist Dr Subbiah has been with Eye institute since 2013. His easy manner and affable nature have found a natural home in New Zealand medicine. His emphasis is on providing personalised, tailored treatment for your eyes. He has expertise in both corneal and retinal conditions. He also holds substantive positions at the Auckland District Health Board and The University of Auckland.

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Dr Liz Insull

BSc ANZSOPS

“I am proud to be offering expert sub-specialty eye care to the people of Hawke’s Bay” – Dr Liz Insull

Dr Elizabeth Insull is a New Zealand and UK trained Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic surgeon based at the Eye Institute Hawke’s Bay in Royston Hospital. Liz is a Consultant at Hawke’s Bay Hospital and is involved in Registrar training, both locally and nationally.
In addition to cataract surgery, Liz’s sub-specialty areas include eyelid surgery, lacrimal (tear duct), orbital (eye socket) surgery and cosmetic eyelid surgery.

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Dr Simon Dean

BHB MBChB

“What I enjoy about eye surgery, it is one of the only branches of medicine where we get to actually fix things – a cataract can never grow back!” – Dr Simon Dean

Dr Dean’s warm, down-to-earth manner belies a steely determination to provide the very best care to his patients. He can offer a tailored solution for cataracts and the latest in surgical and non-surgical techniques of vision correction.

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Prof Helen Danesh-Meyer

MB ChB FRANZCO

“Vision is the most precious thing. Nothing less than perfection is enough.” – Prof Helen Danesh-Meyer

Professor Danesh-Meyer is an international authority on glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology and one of the most highly regarded experts in her field.

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Dr Narme Deva

MBChB MD FRANZCO

“It is a privilege to do what I do – Vision is priceless” – Dr Narme Deva

Dr Narme Deva is a key opinion leader for Medical retina and Uveitis in New Zealand and an expert cataract surgeon. She has a logical approach, an empathetic manner and a passion for the pursuit of excellence.

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Dr William Cunningham

MBChB FRANZCO

“Helping people by delivering expert ophthalmic care. That’s what matters to me.” – Dr William Cunningham

Will is an acknowledged expert in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. He splits his time between the Eye Institute and works publicly at the Greenlane Clinical Centre.

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Dr Jay Meyer

BS MPH MD

“My passion is improving patients’ vision and quality of life” – Dr Jay Meyer

Dr. Jay J. Meyer is a specialist eye surgeon with expertise in cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal diseases and surgeries. He has a gentle demeanour and provides personalised care by tailoring treatments to each patient’s needs.

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Dr Divya Perumal

B Optom BhB MBChB FRANZCO

“My motivation is delivering excellence in eye care.” – Dr Divya Perumal

Dr Perumal is a New Zealand trained Ophthalmologist, with advanced training in glaucoma and cataract surgery. As a former optometrist and vision scientist, Divya has a special understanding of the optics of the eye and the evidence that dictates proper clinical practice.

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Dr John Beaumont

MBChb Otago FRANZCO

“Providing excellent medical and surgical eye care in Hawke’s Bay – that is my motivation and that gives me great satisfaction” – Dr John Beaumont

John trained as a general ophthalmologist in Dunedin and Sydney. He has broad experience in all aspects of medical and surgical ophthalmology.

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Prof Charles McGhee

MB ChB

“The best clinical practice in ophthalmology requires significant experience informed by the highest-quality, up-to-date, clinical research” – Prof Charles McGhee

Professor Charles McGhee, a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for 25 years, specialises in corneal diseases and cataract surgery.

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Dr Reeves

MBChB FRCOphth FRANZCO

“It is incredibly rewarding to see the joy of patients’ whose sight I have restored”

Dr Reeves has advanced training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. He offers a variety of laser and surgical treatments including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

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Dr Kaliopy Matheos

BSc MSc MBChB FRANZCO

“I am passionate about empowering people to live fuller lives through better sight.”

Dr Kaliopy Matheos is a New Zealand-trained Ophthalmologist specialising in Glaucoma & Anterior Segment Surgery at the University of Toronto in Canada.

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Dr Peter Hadden

MBChB

“I think that one of the best things about ophthalmology is that people can walk in with an eye problem and walk out with it fixed.”

Dr Hadden specialises in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery, including the treatment of intraocular tumours. He has been at Eye Institute for 17 years.

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Dr Narme Deva

Dr Narme Deva is a key opinion leader for Medical retina and Uveitis in New Zealand.
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Dr Peter Ring

MB ChB

Dr Ring is an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.
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Dr Shanu Subbiah

MB ChB

Dr Subbiah is a cataract, corneal and laser surgery specialist.
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Dr Adam Watson

MB ChB

Dr Watson specialises in treating many aspects of the eye, including the face, eyelids, tear drainage system and the cornea.
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Dr Peter Hadden

MB ChB

Dr Hadden specialises in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery, including the treatment of intraocular tumours.
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Dr Simon Dean

MB ChB

Dr Dean is a consultant ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery, corneal surgery and pterygium surgery.
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Dr William Cunningham

MB ChB

Dr Cunningham is a consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery and vitreoretinal surgery.
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Dr John Beaumont

MB ChB

Dr Beaumont is a general ophthalmologist. He specialises in surgical ophthalmology, medical ophthalmology and urgent eye trauma care.
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Dr Kaliopy Matheos

MB ChB

Dr Matheos is an ophthalmologist with subspecialist training in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery, cataract surgery and pterygium surgery.
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Dr Divya Perumal

MB ChB

Dr Perumal is a New Zealand trained ophthalmologist with advanced training in glaucoma and cataract surgery.
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Dr Graham Reeves

MB ChB

Dr Reeves has advanced training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. He offers a variety of laser and surgical treatments, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.
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Dr Jay Meyer

MB ChB

Dr Meyer is a specialist eye surgeon specialising in cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal diseases and surgeries.
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Dr Nick Mantell

MB ChB

Dr Mantell is a specialist in refractive and cataract surgery. He has restored the vision of thousands of people in a 17-year career.
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Do your glasses and contacts get in your way or make you feel uncomfortable?

Do you feel a bit meh when wearing glasses or when your eyes feel dry from your contact lenses? Perhaps poor vision and the inconvenience of glasses and contacts stops you from participating in certain activities you enjoy or even simply enjoying the beautiful natural landscapes around you. Laser eye surgery could be the answer.

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Are you struggling with the hassle of reading glasses?

Whether you’re new to reading glasses or have worn them your whole life, it doesn’t take long to notice how annoying they can sometimes be. Before you know it, there’s a pair of readers everywhere you look; around your neck, in your pockets, and in every room of the house. But when you need them, they’re nowhere to be found. Restore your vision (and avoid future cataract surgery too).

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Is your vision becoming cloudy, blurry and dull or have you been diagnosed with cataracts?

When your glasses are no longer effective, your quality of life is impacted. At first, you might be able to muddle by. But as your vision deteriorates, your ability to function as you normally would is needlessly compromised. With modern cataract surgery, you have the choice to quickly and easily improve your vision (and even reduce your dependence on glasses).

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We understand that any issue with your eyes can be a weight on your shoulders. Give us a call to book your appointment today, and we’ll help you get to the bottom of your issue and put your mind at ease.

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Gain relief from a worrying eye condition

We understand that any issue with your eyes can be a weight on your shoulders. Give us a call to book your appointment today, and we’ll help you get to the bottom of your issue and put your mind at ease.

CALL US ON: 0800 99 2020