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Eye surgeon Dr Simon Dean
Eye surgeon Dr Simon Dean
Eye surgeon Dr Simon Dean
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Dr Simon J Dean

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Specialist Eye Surgeon

MBChB, MSc, FRANZCO, FBCLA

About Dr Simon J Dean

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Dr Dean is a specialist eye surgeon with a down-to-earth nature and warm personality. With his MSc degree in Cataract and Refractive Surgery he can offer a tailored solution for not only cataracts, but also the latest in surgical and non-surgical techniques of vision correction, including premium intraocular lenses and corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus.

Dr Dean also has advanced training in functional and cosmetic eyelid surgery, and with a background in general ophthalmology, he combines this experience to provide the best treatment options for each individual.

Dr Dean’s training & experience

Dr Simon Dean studied medicine at the University of Auckland School of Medicine, qualifying in 1997. He completed training in Ophthalmology in Auckland, and was awarded fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2007. Dr Dean completed fellowship training in the UK in oculoplastics and ocular oncology at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow, followed by cataracts and anterior segment in the Bedford branch of Moorfields Eye Hospital. He also holds fellowship of the British Contact Lens Association, by examination.

Dr Dean currently works most of his time in the public hospital system at Manukau Superclinic CMDHB, but is also available for consultations privately through Eye Institute in Remuera, South Auckland, and New Lynn.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr Dean is active in teaching and research and is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences and has published numerous papers in the peer reviewed scientific literature. With a keen interest in photography and optics, he has designed and built a number of ophthalmic instruments, including a corneal collagen crosslinking device.

Dr Dean is also an Optics Examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

Dr Dean's Team

To take the hassle out of finding a clinic close by, Dr Dean has clinics in Remuera, South Auckland, and New Lynn. For an efficient and on-time service his clinics are booked by Kushla Brady, and many of the questions regarding insurance, possible costs, and which tests may be needed can usually be answered by Kushla.

A key member of the team is Ally Kerr, a caring and thorough ophthalmic technician who assists Dr Dean with the individualised assessments required to provide the best care using the latest equipment.

Dr Dean’s family & personal interests

Simon is married to Dr Jennifer Craig, who is a senior lecturer in the Ophthalmology department at Auckland University. When he is not accompanying his two boys to their many extracurricular activities, he can be found either on a mountain bike or playing double bass in the Auckland Symphony Orchestra.

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