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.
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.
Areas of Specialisation
- Vitreoretinal Surgery
- Medical Retina
- Cataract Surgery
- General Ophthalmology
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
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.