Dr Sue Ormonde
MBChB, MD, FRANZCO, FRCOphth
Corneal/Anterior Segment/Refractive Surgery fellow Auckland 2001-2
Corneal/Anterior Segment fellow Manchester/Leeds UK 2003
Glaucoma fellow Manchester UK 2003
Clinical Director of Ophthalmology for 7 years, Auckland District Health Board
About Sue’s career
Sue qualified from her medical degree from the University of Bristol in 1992, then trained in Ophthalmology in Oxford and Manchester. She first came to New Zealand in 2001 for two years of subspecialty fellowship training in cataract, anterior segment, corneal and refractive surgery, and to complete her doctorate thesis in laser refractive surgery. She returned to the UK in 2003 for further corneal and anterior segment training in Leeds, followed by glaucoma subspecialty training in Manchester.
Sue is a highly renowned refractive surgeon in New Zealand and has performed thousands of cataract, anterior segment and laser operations. She has extensive experience in micro-incision refractive-cataract techniques and specialises in complex anterior segment and corneal surgery for patients who have suffered eye trauma or disease, as well as all forms of corneal and external eye disease and corneal transplantation surgery.
Sue is a consultant ophthalmologist at Auckland Eye and at Greenlane Clinical Centre where she spent 7 years as the Clinical Director. She is a senior lecturer for the University of Auckland Department of Ophthalmology and is regularly involved with training and examining medical students, junior ophthalmologists and optometrists. She is the President of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society, and has previously been the Chairperson of the Save Sight Society.
Furthermore, Sue holds memberships and affiliations with many ophthalmology and optometry colleges and societies in New Zealand, Europe and the UK, has presented over 50 lectures around the world, been a guest speaker at many conferences, published dozens of peer reviewed papers and publications, and has been involved in many leading clinical trials.
Sue prides herself on good communication skills and strives to ensure that every patient she sees receives specific and personalised treatment. She uses the latest technology to diagnose conditions and assess the best treatment plan for each patient, and believes that the patient’s understanding of the disease is crucial in their management.
Sue’s passions outside the world of ophthalmology revolve around the great Kiwi outdoors. She is an avid fan of mountain bikes, motocross bikes and quad bikes, and loves skiing and snowboarding, not to mention exploring the beautiful remote parts of New Zealand on foot with her husband, Rob.