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Leaders in Laser Eye Treatment Appoint New Expert Surgeon

(PR.co.nz) Leading New Zealand laser eye clinic, Auckland Eye, has announced the appointment of respected surgeon, Dr Brent Gaskin, to join its successful team.

Selected as an expert in neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastic surgery and cataract surgery, Dr Brent Gaskin joins Auckland Eye with a wealth of experience here and abroad.

Dr Gaskin originally gained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Otago University, before further training as an ophthalmologist in Auckland and Hamilton.

He completed his subspecialty training in neuro-ophthalmology at the Midlands Eye Centre, West Midlands Regional Neurosciences Centre in the UK and further subspecialty training in lid, lacrimal and orbital (oculoplastics) surgery at Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia.

Dr Gaskin’s is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Greenlane Clinical Centre where he hones his skill and passion for neuro-ophthalmology – a specialty concerning visual problems related to the nervous system.

An examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Dr Gaskin is also a member of a number of ophthalmological societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). With more than 12 peer-reviewed papers in neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastics published as well as presenting over 20 papers at scientific meetings both nationally and internationally – Dr Gaskin offers Auckland Eye a high level of expertise in these areas.

Dr Gaskin says he enjoys being regularly challenged by his practice – and is excited about his new role at Auckland Eye.

“When I finished medical school I wanted to train in a micro-surgical specialty – the best fit for me being either ophthalmology or plastic surgery – in the end I have managed to combine the best of both worlds,” says Dr Gaskin.

“I love the attention to fine detail required to refine a surgical technique so that better outcomes can be achieved for my patients. Neuro-ophthalmology adds a further dimension to my practice, being more intellectual rather than technical, it challenges me regularly,” he says.

“I look forward to utilising my skills and experience to enhance the day to day life for the public and private patients of Auckland.”

Media Release 21 April 2012.

 



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