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Dr Tahira Malik

Tahira graduated from St. Andrew’s University and Manchester Medical School, followed by comprehensive ophthalmic training across various hospitals in the UK, including Hereford, West Midlands, Charing Cross, Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals. Tahira’s specialised ophthalmic training took place at the Tayside University Hospitals in Scotland, with posts in Dundee, Perth, and Fife.  Tahira undertook further subspecialty training in glaucoma and medical retina.

In 2003, Tahira moved to Auckland, where she became a Senior Medical Officer – Specialist Consultant at the Greenlane Clinical Centre. Tahira has been instrumental in Waitemata’s diabetic retinal screening program since 2003 and was involved in the developing regional ophthalmology services until 2009.  Additionally, she held a position as a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, contributing to the education and training of medical and optometry students, doctors, and other clinical staff.

Tahira was granted Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1994 and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology in 2009, her main interests lie in managing macular and retinal pathologies, with a focus on conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vascular disorders.

Tahira is known for her excellent communication skills and empathetic approach to patient care. She values the long-term relationships formed while striving for the best outcomes for her patients.

Tahira has been the Milford Eye Clinic’s locum Ophthalmologist for many years and in December 2023 she joined the team permanently.  Tahira consults on a Tuesday at Milford and a Friday at Orewa.

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