Prof McGhee’s specialisations
Corneal disease and transplantation
Prof. Charles McGhee is especially interested in corneal diseases such as keratoconus, corneal dystrophies, corneal transplantation and complex anterior segment reconstruction following trauma. More than 70 international and NZ ophthalmologists have pursued clinical research or advanced 1-2 year corneal fellowship training under his mentorship. He is one of the most experienced corneal surgeons in Aotearoa – New Zealand.
Routine and complex cataract surgery is also a key special interest of Prof McGhee with more than 30 years experience in phacoemulsification techniques. He has personally completed several thousand procedures. Surgical risk stratification, minimising complications and maximising outcomes of cataract surgery is one of his major clinical and research interests. He has been invited to deliver many keynote lectures and teaching courses on the subject at international conferences
Iris tumours and iris reconstruction
Prof McGhee has had an interest in ocular melanoma since undergraduate days – particularly melanoma of the iris and conjunctiva. He provides a nation-wide tertiary referral service for ocular melanoma at Eye Institute and Auckland District Health Board. He has developed a number of minimally invasive surgical techniques to remove iris tumours and newer approaches to restore the iris after surgery or trauma – including the use of artificial irises.