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Dr Jo-Anne Pon


Oculoplastics, cataract, neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus, general ophthalmology

Dr Jo-Anne Pon is a consultant ophthalmologist with subspecialty interests in oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus. She is also an experienced cataract surgeon.

Jo-Anne graduated with a degree in Medicine from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She moved to New Zealand with her husband in 1998.

She undertook her ophthalmology training in Dunedin, Hamilton, Auckland & Christchurch. She then spent a year as a Senior Registrar at Melbourne’s Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, where she gained further experience in her subspecialty interests. Her fellowship took her to the Vancouver General Hospital in Canada where she did further training in Oculoplastics and Neuro-ophthalmology.

In 2010 Jo-Anne returned to Christchurch to work as a consultant ophthalmologist. At The Eye Clinic at Christchurch Hospital she is involved with registrar training and education, and jointly leads the neuro-ophthalmic service. She is a director at Southern Eye Specialists, where she delivers valuable expertise and considerable care to her patients. Her main interest is in the management of eyelid malignancies and reconstruction, cataract surgery, neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus.

Being a surgeon, Jo-Anne loves the close interaction she has with her patients who often can’t believe the difference she has made to their vision and their life in general.

Away from work, family life keeps her busy. She likes to spend time outdoors on a walking or cycling trail and she is also learning to play the cello with her son.