Dr Taras Papchenko
BHB MBChB, PhD, FRANZCO
Oculoplastic and Cataract Surgeon
About Taras's career
Dr Taras Papchenko graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2002. He then developed a keen interest in Ophthalmology upon completion of two years as House Officer in the hospitals of Auckland and Waikato regions.
He has spent three years as Glaucoma and Optic Nerve Research Fellow at the University of Auckland during which time he published a number of scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and worked on his PhD thesis. Taras was awarded a PhD in Ophthalmology in 2013 from the University of Auckland.
After completing his Ophthalmology training in New Zealand, he spent two and a half years in the United Kingdom sub-specialising in the areas of Oculoplastic surgery and Neuro-Ophthalmology.
Taras has many interests, such as finding out new things in science, be it quantum mechanics or changes in vision during prolonged space flight. He is also keen to share his experience with others and has created a number of educational videos, both for his own youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/@itsallfunandgamesuntil…8006 as well as for his mentors when doing his Oculoplastic Fellowship https://www.youtube.com/@austinmccormick1973
When he does get a free minute, he likes to remember the days when he coached ice skating before life got too busy and take his niece and nephew for a spin around the ice rink.
Please make an appointment with Taras if you would like to discuss the following:
- Droopy eyelids
- Heavy upper lids and excess skin on upper lids (Blepharoplasty)
- Double eyelid surgery (Asian blepharoplasty)
- Lower eyelid blepharoplasty
- Watery eyes
- Excision of skin cancers around your eyelids and reconstruction
- Removal of small lesions such as cysts, skin tags, warts and other lumps and bumps
- Eyebrow lifts
- Thyroid eye disease and orbital surgery
- Cataract surgery
- Optic nerve problems