Dr Chi Chou
Refractive and complex Cataracts
Dr Chi-Ying Chou is a highly skilled ophthalmologist who specialises in cornea/anterior segment and glaucoma, as well as refractive cataract surgery. He speaks fluent Taiwanese and Mandarin and a moderate level of Cantonese.
Chi spent his early childhood in Taiwan before moving to Tauranga where he attended Tauranga Boys College and then the University of Otago. After graduating from Otago with a Bachelor or Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery he then moved to Auckland to pursue speciality training in Ophthalmology.
During his training Chi worked as a registrar in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Roturua, and then moved on to work as a specialist consultant (SMO) at Greenlane Clinicial Centre and Waitakere Hospital. He remains affiliated as a Honorary Fellow to the University of Auckland.
Chi has spent time furthering his specialist knowledge as a Cornea Fellow at Tennent Institute, Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasglow, Scotland and as a Glaucoma Fellow at The Royal Eye Unit, Kingston Hospital, England.
During his career thus far Chi has been committed to passing on his knowledge to others. He has previously lectured and has also published several papers and review articles. He says he relishes having the ability to help restore visual function for patients and he is especially interested in staying at the forefront of innovative procedures and treatments for complex anterior segment reconstruction/repairs.
Chi has recently joined the team at Auckland Eye and he continues to work as a consultant in Auckland DHB and Waitakere DHB.
In his spare time Chi most enjoys spending time with his family including his wife and daughter and he looks forward to the upcoming arrival of his son. When he gets a chance he's either hitting the slopes to enjoy snowboarding, or the court to play basketball. Chi is also a keen golfer.