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Dr John Rawstron

MB ChB, MPH, GDipM (Refract Surg), FRANZCO

Cataract, LASIK, corneal transplant

With extensive education, surgical experience and a career that has taken him far and wide Dr John Rawstron brings with him ideal experience and ongoing passion for the highest standards of work.

On top of a medical degree from the University of Otago in 1996, John completed a Master of Public Health in 2005 through James Cook University in Queensland.

After training in Ophthalmology in NZ, John continued his professional development by undertaking dual-fellowship training in cataract and refractive surgery, corneal, and anterior segment surgery, working with world renowned surgeons in Perth, Western Australia.

In 2012 John studied at Sydney University where he completed the world’s first formal qualification in refractive surgery. Still in Australia, but many miles from Sydney, he applied his growing expertise to practicing as a corneal consultant at Royal Perth Hospital and as a refractive surgeon at the Western Australia Laser Eye Centre.

In 2013 he brought his skills home to New Zealand taking up multiple roles in Christchurch. John now holds surgical appointments at Christchurch Public Hospital, Christchurch Eye Surgery and Southern Cross Hospital. No matter where he works his commitment to the very best in patient results is second to none.

Along with refractive cataract surgery, John’s subspecialties include corneal surgery, anterior surface ocular disease, pterygium and laser refractive surgery.