Education & training
BSc, MBChB, FRANZCO
Stephen joined Auckland Eye in 1994 as a specialist in glaucoma surgery and neuro-ophthalmic problems. Originally hailing from the West Coast, Stephen attended University of Otago completing undergraduate degrees in science and medicine. After his clinical years based in Christchurch, he was appointed to the Auckland Waikato registrar training program, completing FRANZCO qualifications in 1989. Following advanced sub-specialty fellowship training in glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology for two years at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Stephen returned to Auckland Hospital Eye Department as a tutor specialist in 1992.
An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats of disorders of the eye and visual system. Eye specialists provides the full spectrum of eye care, including the prescription of glasses and contact lenses, medical treatment and complex microsurgery. Eye physician specialises in cataract, medical and surgical retina conditions and oculoplastics, see glaucoma patients and offer general ophthalmic care. General Surgeon is a specialist who provides expert treatment across a broad range of emergency and planned surgical procedures, performs surgery to correct diseases and disorders covering a broad range of medical conditions.