What is Ophthalmology?
Ophthalmology is the branch of specialist medicine that is focused on the health of eyes and their surrounding tissues, including muscles, bones, eyelids, and tear production/drainage systems. Your eye is the organ of vision and consists of the cornea (the outer clear layer), the sclera (the white of the eye), the iris (the coloured part), the lens (lies behind the iris) and the retina (the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye). Your eyes ‘see’ by focusing light that enters the eye onto the retina which sends the image to the brain by the optic nerve.

are doctors who are trained in the study of eyes. Most will be trained in eye surgery, and may have particular areas of interest or expertise.

are not doctors but are trained in testing your vision to assess your need for glasses or contact lenses. Some also test for glaucoma. 

For all appointments please contact us on (09) 489 6871.


Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Nadeem Ahmad


    Available at Shakespeare Specialist Centre, 181 Shakespeare Road, Milford, Auckland, 9-13 Tamariki Avenue, Ōrewa

  • Dr Rasha Altaie


    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Jo Koppens


    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Brian Sloan


    Available at all locations.

  • Dr David Squirrell


    Available at Shakespeare Specialist Centre, 181 Shakespeare Road, Milford, Auckland, 9-13 Tamariki Avenue, Ōrewa


Milford Eye Clinic is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Ophthalmology services. These include:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Chalazion or tarsal cyst removal
  • Consultations and assessments
  • Corneal cross-linking
  • Corneal topography
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fundus photography
  • Intravitreal injections
  • Laser iridotomy
  • Laser trabeculoplasty
  • Minor eyelid surgery
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Photocoagulation of the retina or pan retinal laser
  • Pterygium or pinguecula surgery
  • Syringing of tear ducts or lacrimal probe
  • Visual field tests
  • YAG laser capsulotomy


9-13 Tamariki Avenue, Ōrewa

As this is a satellite clinic Milford Eye Clinic is open here by appointment only. Please contact us to find out more.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Refractive Error: short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism

    These conditions cause distance blur. In myopia, the eye has a resting focus at a near distance so that people will be able to see objects clearly at some point close to them, whilst the distance is blurry.… More

  • Cataracts

    Cataracts are the most common age-related problem in eyes. The lens becomes thicker and stiffer and appears yellow and cloudy.… More

  • Squints (strabismus)

    A weakness in one or more of the muscles of the eye will cause the eye to turn or move away from the normal focusing position. This is commonly known as a squint.… More

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and may result in vision loss and blindness. Multiple factors are often important in causing glaucoma, but it is most commonly related to in an increase in pressure in the eye.… More

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

    This is a complication of diabetes and is caused by small blood vessel damage within the retina of the eye.  It commonly affects both eyes and may cause permanent loss of vision.  Macular oedema is sometimes also present with diabetic retinopathy.  Macular oedema is when fluid leaks into the retina… More

  • Retinal Detachment

    This is when the retina detaches, meaning it is lifted or separated from its normal position within the eye. An acute retinal detachment requires urgent assessment and appropriate treatment.… More

  • Oculoplastic Surgery

    Oculoplastic surgery is the sub-specialty part of eye surgery concerned with medical and surgical treatment of eyelid and tear duct problems.… More

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Milford - ample parking at front of building.

Ōrewa - on-street parking (Tamariki Ave).

Warkworth - parking underneath Warkworth Medical Centre, or on-street (Percy & Alnwick streets).

Contact Details

Milford Eye Clinic
Suite 5
The Nautilus
9-13 Tamariki Avenue
Stanmore Bay
Auckland 0931

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Milford Eye Clinic
Suite 5
The Nautilus
9-13 Tamariki Avenue
Stanmore Bay
Auckland 0931

Postal Address

PO Box 31186
Auckland 0741

This page was last updated at 3:34PM on December 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Milford Eye Clinic.