Dr Keith Small

Ophthalmologist/Eye Specialist

04 472 1375 Wellington
Urgent Appointments Available
Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service
Southern Cross Health Insurance Affiliated Provider for Consultations
nib Health Partner

About Dr Keith Small


I have a comprehensive training in General Ophthalmology and Sub-Specialty training in the management of Vitreo-retinal disease. My colleagues and I have recently upgraded our equipment to be able to fully investigate diseases of the retina, including Age Related Macular Degeneration, and to be able to offer the latest developments in treatment. We also offer state-of-the-art equipment and techniques for cataract surgery.

Professional Profile

I consult at the Terrace Eye Centre and Wellington Public Hospital. I provide a tertiary referral vitreo-retinal service for the region. I am interested in the development of the specialty of ophthalmology and am the director of training for New Zealand with the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. I am a trustee of the Capital Vision Research Trust and am keen to see the advancement of academic ophthalmology and research in this region.

I was born and brought up in Wellington and have worked in the United Kingdom during my sub-specialist training. I have a wide range of interests both within ophthalmology and outside medicine and I enjoy working with patients from all sorts of backgrounds and age groups. I have a reputation for providing a considerate personal and professional approach to my patients and I appreciate the privilege of meeting a wide range of patients in my work.

Disability Access
Gender: male


Areas of Specialisation

  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Medical Retina
  • Cataract Surgery
  • General Ophthalmology
Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Cataract surgery, Chalazion or tarsal cyst removal, Consultations and assessments, Fundus photography, Intravitreal injections, Laser iridoplasty, Laser iridotomy, Laser trabeculoplasty, Macular laser, Minor eyelid surgery, Optic disc photos, Optical coherence tomography (OCT), Photocoagulation of the retina or pan retinal laser, Pterygium or pinguecula surgery, Punctal plug or enlargement, Retinal photography, Syringing of tear ducts or lacrimal probe, Three snip punctoplasty, Visual field tests, YAG laser capsulotomy.


MBChB (Otago) 1988, FRANZCO 1996

Current membership of professional/other bodies
Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Capital Vision Research Trust
New Zealand Save Sight Society
Oceania Retina Association,
Australasian Retina Society
New Zealand Medical Association

Hospitals Practising at
Southern Cross, Bowen

Referral Info

Referral Expectations:
Appointments are on a referral basis from either your Optometrist, GP, or another Specialist.

What you need to bring to your appointment:
When coming to your appointment, please remember to bring all your glasses with you. If you are a contact lens wearer, please bring your lens case with you as we will most likely require you to remove your lenses so we can examine your eye during your consultation.

Contact Dr Keith Small

Urgent Appointments Available

For Emergencies

Lvl 3, Wakefield House
90 The Terrace

The Terrace Eye Centre, Level 3, Wakefield House
90 The Terrace,
Wellington CBD
Wellington 6011

EDI: teyecntr
Opening Hours
8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm



90 The Terrace Wellington 6011 New Zealand
Page last updated on 1 April 2021