Philip Polkinghorne eye doctor

Associate Professor
Philip Polkinghorne


Dr Philip Polkinghorne, MD, FRANZCO, FRCOphth

Vitreoretinal Surgery
Cataract Surgery
Medical Retinal Subspecialist

Retinal Fellow Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, 1987 -1990

Appointments available: Remuera, Papatoetoe, Whangarei

About Philip’s career

Philip specialises in retinal, vitreo-retinal and cataract surgery. He has subspecialty training in both medical and surgical retina and is active in clinical and basic science research.

Outside of Auckland Eye, Philip has plenty on his plate. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland and has teaching responsibilities for both undergraduate and post graduate students. He is also visiting lecturer at the University of Otago, preparing ophthalmic registrars from Australia and New Zealand for their final fellowship examination. Philip is also heavily involved in the public sector and strongly believes that all New Zealanders should have the right to expert care and treatment. He recognises the difficulties of working in the public sector but maintains that “it is better to contribute than opt out”.

Philip belongs to a number of learned societies including the Oxford Congress, Moorfields Alumni, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists and the prestigious Club Jules Gonin. Locally Philip is active in the Asian Vitreoretinal Advisor Group, the Oceania Retinal Association and the Australian and New Zealand Retinal Specialists Association. He has published over 50 papers, edits ophthalmology journals and contributes as a reviewer to a number of international journals.

About Philip

When not dreaming of ophthalmology, Philip thinks about fishing and diving, although not at the same time.

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