Dr Stuart Carroll
Cataract Surgery, Eye muscle surgery,
Dr Stuart Carroll completed his medical degree at the University of Auckland in 2000, and was awarded the Calvin Ring Prize in Ophthalmology during his undergraduate years.
His training in ophthalmology began with an Optic Nerve and Neurophthalmology research fellowship, followed by general ophthalmology training completed in Auckland and Hamilton.
After completing training Stuart was awarded two scholarships, and undertook two years of further training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, at the prestigious Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
In early 2012 Stuart returned to Auckland as a consultant ophthalmologist at Greenlane Clinical Centre and subsequently joined Auckland Eye. Stuart has a strong commitment to the public sector and continues to work there as well as Auckland Eye.
Stuart is keenly involved in the training of young ophthalmologists and acts as an examiner for the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists training programme. He is involved in international development for ophthalmology with the non-profit group Sight For All, and regularly travels to teach paediatric ophthalmology in developing countries. He is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed scientific journals, has published over a dozen scientific papers and presented at international meetings.
Additionally he is a member of several ophthalmologic societies including the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the Australasian Paediatric Ophthalmology Special Interest Group.
Stuart has a passion for people and takes great enjoyment from his work. He feels strongly that ophthalmic care should be individualised for each patient, and that clear communication with patients and parents is essential.
“Ophthalmology was an obvious choice for me – providing equal measures of challenge and satisfaction. I especially enjoy the new technological developments that are constantly emerging in this field. Applying these new advances to patient care is a task that I find particularly stimulating. It is a true privilege and joy to care for, support, and improve the sight in my patients, especially so with children. I feel very lucky to have such a great team to work with at Auckland Eye.”
Away from work, Stuart enjoys relaxing with his fiancée, who shares his interest in travel, photography, music and art.