Dr Paul Rosser
Orbital and Tear Drainage Disorders
Oculoplastic Fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
Oculoplastic Surgery 1990
Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery 1991
Paul is a sub-specialist eye surgeon, with an emphasis on oculoplastic (eyelid surgery), lacrimal (tear duct) and orbital surgery. In addition, he is an experienced cataract surgeon. The majority of his practice however is concentrated on eyelid procedures both reconstructive and cosmetic.
Paul trained in ophthalmology in Auckland before traveling to London for fellowship training in oculoplastics, lacrimal and orbital surgery. He returned to a specialist position at Auckland Hospital in 1991, establishing the oculoplastic and lacrimal subspecialty within the hospital system. Having completed a three-year tenure as Chairman of the Ophthalmic Surgeons’ Committee, Paul continues to consult part-time at Greenlane Clinical Centre alongside his commitments at Auckland Eye and Apollo Health and Wellness Centre. He has provided cataract surgery to the Cook Islands since 1992 and currently travels there annually as the visiting ophthalmic surgeon.
He is a clinical Senior Lecturer attached to the Department of Ophthalmology at the School of Medicine, and regularly trains optometrists, GP’s and junior ophthalmologists. Paul has held a four-year position as Section Editor in orbits and plastics for the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and continues to regularly review articles submitted to the journal. In conjunction with the University he helped establish an international oculoplastic fellowship position and since 2000 been involved in training 8 overseas doctors in the subspecialty.
Paul is a member in both the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS) being a recent past president of this society. As well as regularly presenting at annual meetings he has published numerous papers on oculoplastic surgery, being at the forefront of new techniques in this specialty.
Paul enjoys the challenges and satisfaction of ophthalmology and of eyelid surgery in particular. It is a unique area with respect to both function and appearance, and the surgery demands attention to detail as well as a degree of creativity. He enjoys seeing the results of his handiwork and the noticeable difference cosmetic and reconstructive surgery can make to his patient’s lives. In the field of cosmetic eyelid surgery, new techniques and technologies can often achieve excellent results in a non-invasive manner.
Outside of work, Paul has numerous sporting interests and actively participates in soccer, tennis, golf and skiing. Two children and a lovely wife complete his family along with a dog, three cats and an impressive marine coral fish tank. Relaxation is found at Whangapoua beach on the Coromandel peninsula.