Dr. Shanu Subbiah studied Medicine at the University of Aberdeen, graduating in 2000. After working in general and specialist surgery, he then continued his specialist training in Ophthalmology at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, UK.

Immigrating to NZ in 2007, he completed fellowships in both anterior segment, cornea and cataract surgery, as well as medical retinal disease at the University of Auckland.

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Dr Subbiah’s specialisations:

Refractive-Cataract Surgery
  • no-needle anaesthetic
  • small, sutureless incision technique
  • astigmatism-correcting lens implants
  • relaxed surgery with sedation provided by consultant anesthetists if requested
  • options for attempting maximum freedom from glasses use such as blended vision
Retinal diseases
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Treatment with laser and a wide range of intravitreal injectable drugs for these conditions allowing for the best possible visual outcome
Corneal diseases
  • Dry Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Pterygium

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Training and Principal Qualifications:
  • MBChB
  • FRCOphth

As well as his clinical duties at Eye Institute Dr. Subbiah is a consultant Ophthalmologist at Greenlane Clinical Centre. Dr. Shanu Subbiah is involved in clinical research into macular degeneration and retinal disease; a subject that he has presented on in several international conferences. He is actively involved in regular teaching for optometrists, junior doctors and nurses as well as in training the next generation of ophthalmologists.

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Shanu is married to Charlotte, an Optometrist whom he met whilst on his fellowship in Auckland. They have a son, Hari, and the family recently expanded with the birth of their daughter, Zoe.

In his spare time he has started exploring his new home of New Zealand, developing his new fledgling hobbies of gardening and kayaking, as well as enjoying the company of Charlotte's three cats - of which he is highly allergic!

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