Dr David Pendergrast
Cataract Surgery and Laser Eye Surgery
External Eye Diseases
Corneal and Anterior Segment Surgery
Corneal Fellow, Bristol University, Bristol 1989 -1991
David is an ophthalmologist at Auckland Eye, with sub-specialty expertise in cataract surgery, refractive and laser surgery, corneal transplantation, anterior segment surgery, conjunctival surgery and external eye diseases, including degenerative, infective and inflammatory conditions.
David trained in Medicine at Auckland School of Medicine and in Ophthalmology in Auckland and Bristol, UK. He undertook higher training as the Smith and Nephew Commonwealth Fellow in Corneal and Anterior Segment Surgery at Bristol Eye Hospital and attended clinics at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, before returning to the Tutor Specialist post at Auckland Hospital Eye Department in 1991.
David is currently the Clinical Director of the New Zealand National Eye Bank. He is a part-time ophthalmologist at Greenlane Clinical Centre and a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland. He is a reviewer for two peer reviewed journals, lectures and gives clinical teaching and is a supervisor and mentor for ophthalmic registrars in training.
Additionally, he is a tutor and supervisor for the Corneal Sub-specialty Fellowship of the Department of Ophthalmology and a member of the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) and the New Zealand Society of Contact Lens Practitioners.
David finds that this sub-specialty has many rewards. Corneal surgery is presently undergoing an exciting period of rapid advancement with the introduction of new techniques and technologies. What’s more, advances in Intraocular Lens design have widened the ability to treat a range of previously difficult focusing problems, while he believes that the advances in the management of eye diseases such as neoplasia and chronic inflammation can dramatically improve his patients’ quality of life.
When not at work, David enjoys spending time in the hills of the Central Plateau tramping or trout fishing, or in the waters of Mercury Bay snorkeling for crayfish. David is married to Lois who is an Ophthalmic Nurse and they are proud parents of three young adults.