“The joy of my job is that I can make a huge difference to people in a short time.” - Dr Adam Watson

Dr. Watson’s focus – pun intended – is the front of the eye. His combination of specialisations enable him to address the face, eyelids, tear drainage system, surface of the eye and cornea together as a single functional unit to give the best possible outcome.

Dr. Watson is widely regarded as one of the finest surgeons in his field, regularly being referred more difficult and challenging operations by other eye doctors.

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Dr Watson’s specialisations:

• Excellence in Cataract Surgery

Dr Watson uses the latest technologies and techniques to ensure a comfortable and pleasant experience for you while safely restoring more youthful vision. Additionally, underlying problems such as astigmatism, short-sightedness and long-sightedness are readily corrected. Techniques include:

  • no-needle, painless gel anaesthetic
  • small, sutureless incision technique
  • latest technology cataract dissolve and remove
  • astigmatism-correcting lens implants
  • options for minimising reading glasses use - multifocal lens implants, blended vision
• Oculoplastic Surgery

Eyelid surgery including ectropion, entropion, blepharoplasty; lacrimal surgery – treatment of watery eyes; skin cancers around the eyes; orbital disease; botulinum toxin treatment .

  • Corneal Surgery: Keratoconus treatments including corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL), Keraring and Intacs implants
  • Corneal graft surgery including partial thickness DALK and DSAEK techniques
  • Excimer and femtosecond laser surgical techniques .
• Ocular Surface Disease

Dry eyes, allergic eye disease, traumatic and immune limbal stem cell failure.

• Refractive Surgery (LASIK)

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)
  • Vision Correction Specialist & Director – Eye Institute
Membership to Professional Societies:
  • Fellow – Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member – American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member – American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member – Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member – Australia and New Zealand Society of Oculoplastic Surgery

After graduating from the University of Otago Medical School in 1991, he trained as an ophthalmic surgeon in Australia and Auckland before completing further subspecialist fellowships at renowned centres in England, including Queen Victoria Hospital and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Dr Watson has published several papers internationally as well as a textbook chapter on aspects of LASIK management.

Dr Watson, after hours...

Adam was lucky to meet Kate, his wife, while working in England. Kate is a trained nurse with special experience in day surgical nursing. Together, they enjoy the region’s beaches, bush and city, exploring new places in New Zealand, and catching up with their family and friends both here and in the UK. They have four children who keep them happily busy at all times.

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