MS, DOMS, FCPS, MRCOphth

Dr Monika Pradhan

Dr Monika Pradhan is an Ophthalmologist with subspecialist interests in Medical and Surgical Retina and Uveitis. She is one of New Zealand’s only three female Vitreoretinal surgeons.

 
 

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Originally from India, she has now lived in Auckland for over a decade. She completed her medical training and postgraduate studies in Ophthalmology at the University of Mumbai and the prestigious King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, which is the largest public tertiary referral centre in all of Western India. After moving to the UK in 2003, she undertook further training in Ophthalmology and obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of London. Subsequently she relocated to Auckland and completed subspecialist Fellowship training in Ocular Genetics, Medical Retina and Uveitis and Vitreoretinal surgery. She has an exceptional academic background, obtaining the Crombie Medal and Harcourt Prize for highest grades worldwide at the MRCOphth examinations, UK and also obtained Gold Medals in the Diploma in Ophthalmology exams in India.

She has published in several international journals, given lectures at national and international conferences and been involved in research projects investigating various aspects of inherited eye disorders and diabetic retinopathy. She is a Member of the American and Australian / New Zealand Societies of Retinal Specialists.

She is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Greenlane Clinical Centre and the Manukau Superclinic in Auckland, where she also teaches Vitreoretinal and Medical Retina Fellows, registrars and medical students. She is passionate about providing the highest quality of eye care with a very personalised approach to her patients.


Dr Monika Pradhan provides expertise in:

  • Retinal detachment

  • Epiretinal membranes

  • Macular holes

  • Complicated cataract surgery

  • Age related macular degeneration

  • Diabetic retinopathy

  • Retinal vascular occlusions

  • Floaters


Training:

  • Monika completed her training in medicine and postgraduate studies in Ophthalmology with the University of Mumbai and the prestigious King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, which is the largest public tertiary referral centre in all of Western India.

  • After moving to the UK in 2003, she underwent further training in Ophthalmology and obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of London.

  • Subsequently she relocated to Auckland and undertook subspecialist fellowship training in Ocular Genetics, Medical Retina and Uveitis and Vitreoretinal surgery.

  • Monika has an exceptional academic background, obtaining Gold Medals in several ophthalmic examinations, including the MRCOphth exams in London and the Diploma in Ophthalmology exams in India.


Work activities:

She has published in several international journals, given lectures at national and international conferences and been involved in research projects investigating various aspects of inherited eye disorders and diabetic retinopathy.
She is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Greenlane Clinical Centre and the Manukau Superclinic where she also teaches Vitreretinal and Medical Retina Fellows, registrars and medical students. She is an honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer with the University of Auckland, through which she maintains her research interests in addition to her clinical work.


Personal life:

Monika devotes her spare time to her two children and pet dogs. She loves music, reading, going to the ballet and travelling.

 
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