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Riyaz Bhikoo


 Dr Bhikoo has subspecialty training in vitreoretinal diseases, cataracts and intraocular tumours.

Born and raised in New Zealand, he completed his ophthalmology training in the North Island and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Australian and New Zealand Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). He received advanced surgical training at some of the world’s leading hospitals and institutions, including the University of British Columbia (Canada), Houston Methodist Hospital (USA), Royal Perth Hospital and the Lions Eye Institute (Australia). During that time, he completed the Area of Focused Competence (AFC-Diploma) program in Retina, and is the first vitreoretinal surgeon in New Zealand to have his surgical training recognised by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada (DRCPSC Retina).

Riyaz is one of two trained ocular oncologists in New Zealand, with expertise in diagnosing and managing ocular tumours, including uveal melanoma (choroid/iris/ciliary body), ocular metastasis and lymphoma. In addition to Auckland Eye, he provides subspecialist care at the Greenlane Clinical Centre and Middlemore Hospital. He is also strongly interested in clinical research, with many of his findings featured in local and international publications.

In 2014 he focused his efforts on improving surgical outcomes for cataract patients at the Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji, through the Fred Hollows Foundation. He remains affiliated as an honorary fellow at the University of Auckland.