Eye Institute are extremely fortunate to house 17 world class surgeons in our state of the art, purpose built facility. Our surgeons are invited to present on the latest techniques and advancements in ophthalmic treatment at events not only around New Zealand, but around the world. Meet our industry leading 'Visionaries' below: 

  

“I believe in combining cutting-edge technology with a personalised approach to give the best possible care for your vision” - Dr Leo Sheck

Medical Retina, Genetic Eye Diseases, Electrodiagnostics, and Cataract surgery

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Dr Sheck’s specialisations:

* Medical retina

* Genetic Eye Disease

* Electrodiagnostics for complex retina and optic nerve diseases

* Cataract surgery, especially in the context of co-existing retinal diseases

Ophthalmology is one of the few specialties where cutting-edge technology has constantly revolutionized our treatment and outcomes. Anti-VEGF therapy (avastin / eylea) was developed less than 15 years ago, and this allows us to preserve vision in conditions previously untreatable. Excimer laser gives us the ability to reshape the corneas with accuracy, so glasses will not be necessary. Nowadays, there are new medications with novel molecules under trial, gene therapy for genetic eye diseases has been approved for specific conditions, and artificial intelligence is making inroads on helping ophthalmologists to make more accurate diagnoses and treatment plans. 

I think combining cutting-edge technology with a personalised approach is key to achieving excellent outcomes for my patients. I have a strong mathematics and science background in addition to my medical training. After completing medical school in Auckland, I spent 18 months performing research on mitochondrial eye diseases leading to a Doctorate. I pursued my Ophthalmology vocational training in New Zealand and then spent two years working in Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS in London for my fellowship training, under the guidance of Prof Alan Bird (medical retina), Prof Adnan Tufail (big data research), Prof Andrew Webster (genetics), among others.

At the same time of my fellowship training, I completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of Cambridge, specially addressing the use of artificial intelligence in clinical medicine. As part of my investigation, I became a self-taught coder with expertise in data science.

Upon returning to Auckland, I am appointed as a consultant in Auckland District Health Board, I have become the chairperson of the New Zealand Save Sight Society and am now proud to offer my services at Eye Institute.

For those fluent in Chinese, I can offer consultation in Chinese (Cantonese fluently, with some understanding in Mandarin, and I can read and write in traditional Chinese) if preferred.

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