Dr Stuart Carroll
MBChB, PGDip CatRefractive Surg, FRANZCO
Adult, Paediatric and General Ophthalmology
Cataract, Laser, Lens Replacement, Refractive Surgery
About Stuart’s career
Dr Stuart Carroll is a highly experienced ophthalmologist who has performed thousands of eye operations, and provides a comprehensive range of individualised treatments for his patients using the latest technology available. Since 2012, Stuart has enjoyed working as a consultant ophthalmologist at Greenlane Clinical Centre, Auckland and Starship Hospitals, before joining Auckland Eye in 2013.
After an Optic Nerve and Neuro-ophthalmology fellowship in 2005, he completed his ophthalmology training in Auckland and Hamilton. Two scholarships took him overseas to pursue subspecialist training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, at the prestigious Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
He then pursued further training in refractive cataract surgery and laser vision correction in Sydney. He is one of very few ophthalmologists in New Zealand to have a postgraduate diploma in this discipline.
His medical degree was completed at the University of Auckland in 2000, where he was awarded the Calvin Ring Prize in Ophthalmology.
Stuart has been dedicated to the training of young ophthalmologists in the role of examiner for the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and also previously the chair of the Auckland registrar training programme. He is involved in international development for ophthalmology with the non-profit group Sight For All, and has travelled to teach 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. In 2017, he co-convened New Zealand’s annual RANZCO conference.
Additionally, he is a member of several ophthalmologic societies including the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Australian and NZ Strabismus Society, and the Australasian Paediatric Ophthalmology Special Interest Group. He is chair of the Clinical Management Committee and board director for Auckland Eye / Oasis Surgical.
Areas of Special Interest
Refractive Cataract Surgery
Laser Vision Correction
Childhood and Adult Visual Development
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 their families 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.