Eye Institute are extremely fortunate to house 16 world class surgeons in our state of the art, purpose built facility. Our surgeons are invited to present on the latest techniques and advancements in ophthalmic treatment at events not only around New Zealand, but around the world. Meet our industry leading 'Visionaries' below: 


“What I enjoy about eye surgery, it is one of the only branches of medicine where we get to actually fix things – a cataract can never grow back!” - Dr Simon Dean

Dr. Dean’s warm, down-to-earth manner belies a steely determination to provide the very best care to his patients. 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.

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Dr Dean’s specialisations:

Cataract surgery
  • 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
Functional and Cosmetic eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery including ectropion, entropion, blepharoplasty; lacrimal surgery

Corneal Surgery

Keratoconus treatments including corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL),

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Training and Principal Qualifications:
  • MBChB
  • MSc

After studying at the University of Auckland School of Medicine and qualifying in 1997, Dr. Dean 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 is an Optics Examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

Dr Dean, after hours...

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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