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Riyaz Bhikoo

Retinal & Ocular Oncologist

Born and raised in New Zealand, Riyaz completed his medical training at the University of Auckland, where he was awarded the Calvin Ring Prize for best undergraduate medical student in ophthalmology. He completed his ophthalmology training in the North Island and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Australian and New Zealand Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).

A recipient of several postgraduate travel scholarships, 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).

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.

Areas of Specialisation:

Surgical retina:

  • Posterior vitreous detachment and floaters

  • Retinal detachment

  • Epiretinal membrane

  • Vitreomacular traction

  • Macular hole

Medical retina:

  • Age-related macular degeneration

  • Diabetic retinopathy

  • Retinal vascular diseases

  • Intraocular tumours

Cataracts, including complications following complex cataract surgery




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