Dr Joel Yap
Dr Joel Yap is the latest member of the world class ophthalmology team practising at Auckland Eye. He is an eye surgeon who specialises in vitreo-retinal surgery and general ophthalmic surgery, including cataractsurgery. Joel speaks Mandarin and has a particular interest in secondary intraocular lens implantation and complex vitreo-retinal surgery.
Dr Joel grew up in Malaysia and his family migrated to New Zealand when he was 12. He completed his medical training at the University of Otago in 2007 and accomplished his ophthalmic training in Auckland and northern New Zealand. He then went to the University of Toronto in Canada to further his vitreo-retinal sub-specialist training.
In 2018, Dr Joel returned to practise at Auckland DHB and Counties Manukau DHB, sub-specialising in treating retinal diseases and vitreo-retinal surgery. Joel has a passion for clinical research and teaching, and strifes to achieve the best possible outcome for the patients he cares for. He is a member of both the American and European Society of Retinal Specialists, as well as the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists.
He looks forward to providing excellent care and treatment to his patients at Auckland Eye, while continuing to work as a consultant in the public sector.
In his spare time, Joel is an avid traveller who enjoys social sports, especially basketball and soccer. If given the opportunity to explore another career, he would study architecture and he also enjoys playing the piano. He has two young children, Elle and Ethan, who takes up all of his time outside work.