Dr Dianne Sharp MB ChB, FRACS, FRANZCO Back to About Us
Dr Dianne Sharp graduated from Otago Medical School and became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Surgeons after training in ophthalmology in Auckland. She undertook a two- year medical retinal fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London with Prof A C Bird (Ophthalmology) and Prof G B Arden (Electrophysiology).
On returning to Auckland she has worked as a Medical Retina specialist. She has worked with the most current and effective medical therapies, introducing Photodynamic therapy into NZ as treatment for neovascular AMD in 1999 and subsequently and providing intravitreal therapy with Avastin and Lucentis as these therapies have become available from 2006. She established an Ophthalmic Electrodiagnostic unit which provides a diagnostic service for acquired and inherited retinal disorders. To assist the rehabilitation of patients she was involved in the establishment of a multidisciplinary visual rehabilitation clinic at Auckland Hospital and the patient support group, Retina NZ.
Dianne has been a principal investigator in 2 recent international trials involved in the treatment and management of a vision threatening complication of diabetes and is co-author of a number of scientific publications.
She is a member of Retina International Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, Oceania Retina Association and the NZ representative on an Australasian Medical Advisory Board. She is a guest editor and reviewer for the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, the journal of RANZCO
Dr Sharp's areas of special expertise include: