“My focus is on using my experience and the latest techniques to greatly enhance the lives of my patients” - Dr Peter Ring

With four decades at the forefront of eye surgery in New Zealand, Dr Ring was an early exponent of modern multi-focal technology and part of the esteemed small team that introduced laser surgery to the country. His vast knowledge and reputation as an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, have led him to become an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology at the School of Medicine and in demand as a teacher globally. As eye surgery technology has evolved over the years, Dr Ring‘s practice has grown and developed with it. His interest in the latest research and techniques enables him to offer the most recent international advancements in laser surgery to his patients.

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Dr Ring’s specialisations:

Refractive-Cataract Surgery:
  • No needle anaesthesia (safe for patients on aspirin and warfarin)
  • No pain (numbing anaesthetic gel)
  • No sutures (“key-hole” small incision surgery)
  • No eye patch (useful vision through a clear protective shield returns in minutes)
  • No worries - sedation provided by a specialist anaesthetist, if you desire
Fine Vision Intraocular lens surgery:

Typically for regular vision correction, but also suited to cataracts. Uniquely, this procedure can maintain ‘binocular single vision’ in the long-sighted person. This option means you don’t lose your depth of vision.

Oculoplastic Surgery:

Removal of skin tumours of the eyelid and repositioning both upper and lower eyelids as well as management of watery eyes through eyelid or tear duct surgery.

iLASIK Laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery, or laser vision correction, involves the use of a laser to change the shape of the surface of the eye, the cornea. By altering the shape of the cornea, laser eye surgery can remove any focusing error. It corrects Shortsightedness, Longsightedness and Astigmatism.

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Training and Principal Qualifications:
  • MB ChB (Otago)
  • FRCS Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England
  • FRCOphth Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, England
  • FRANZCO Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • DO (Lond) Diploma of Ophthalmology, London

Dr Ring carried out his post-graduate training in Ophthalmology in London at the prestigious institutions of Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and Moorfield’s Eye Hospital.
 

Positions held:
  • Former President Ophthalmological Society of New Zealand
  • Examiner for the Royal Australian & NZ College of Ophthalmologists, 1994-2005
  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology – University of Auckland
  • Vision Correction Specialist & Director – Eye Institute
Membership to Professional Societies:
  • Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO) – Member
  • New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Blindness – Member
  • Ophthalmological Society of New Zealand – Member
  • Asian Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology – Original Council Member
  • International Society of Refractive Surgeons – Member
  • New Zealand Society of Contact Lens Practitioners – Member
  • Asian Pacific Intraocular Implant Association – Foundation Member
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons – Member
  • European Society of Ocular & Plastic Reconstructive Surgeons – Member

Dr Ring, after hours...

Dr Ring is married to Alison. They met when she was a ward sister at Moorfields Eye Hospital where he was training. Together they have two grown children: Charlotte and David, and are a close-knit family.

Apart from his family, Dr Ring’s other passions vary from rugby, tennis and Formula One racing, to cooking, reading and relaxing at the beach. He has also clocked up more than one hundred hours flying with a PPL license and is a Designated Medical Examiner for Civil Aviation. Dr Ring also holds the sporting distinctions of an Otago University Blue and a New Zealand University Blue in fencing.

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