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Sarah Welch

Retinal Specialist & Ophthalmologist

Sarah went to medical school in Otago and completed her clinical years in 1997 in Wellington through the Otago Medical School. As a junior doctor, Sarah spent a three-month rotation in ophthalmology – she fell in love with the specialty and has been working in ophthalmology ever since.

Sarah went to the UK to complete her subspecialty training. In 2006 she spent six months in Exeter at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital training in cataract surgery and medical retina. She then moved to the Sussex Eye Hospital in Brighton specialising in vitreo-retinal surgery and medical retina. After a year there, she spent her final training year at the Western Eye Hospital in London for vitreo-retinal surgical training.

Sarah then returned to Auckland at the beginning of 2009 to work at Greenlane Clinical Centre as a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in medical and surgical retina. Sarah has a strong commitment to the public eye department, being the current Clinical Director of Ophthalmology as well as consulting at Auckland Eye.

As well as her adult retinal work Sarah has an interest in retinal problems of childhood and is involved in the screening programme for Retinopathy of Prematurity at Auckland City Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland.

Areas of Specialisation:

  • Ophthalmologist

  • Medical Retina Specialist

  • Cataract & Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon




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