Dr Wilfried J Rademaker

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“It is a pleasure to be associated with the team at St George’s Eye Care, and work with and for the wider optometry and GP community in Christchurch to achieve common goals.”

Dr Wilfried J Rademaker joined St George's Eye Care as an ophthalmologist with special interest in the management of conditions affecting the cornea, external eye disease and glaucoma.

He formerly served as Chief of Outpatient Services at one of the largest internationally accredited eye hospitals anywhere: the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There he specialised in corneal transplants, cataract surgery, external eye disorders, and laser vision correction.

He graduated from medical school in his native Germany in 1976. Following studies in Public Health and Eye Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland, he completed his US specialist training in ophthalmology in 1982 and became a fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr Rademaker became a resident of New Zealand in 2009. Before joining St George's Eye Care, he provided Laser Vision Correction at the Wellington Eye Centre, and cared for patients with corneal and glaucoma conditions at the Manukau Superclinic.

Education and Training:

  • Medical training, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hanover, Germany, 1976
  • Public Health training, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1977-1978
  • Clinical Fellow in Eye Pathology, Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1978
  • Specialty training in ophthalmology, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1979-1982

Comprehensive management of eye disorders, with special interest in:

  • Cornea – including surgical treatment of keratoconus (CXL, DALK, PKP)
  • External eye disease – including dry eyes, removal of abnormal tissue growths, and lid margin inflammatory conditions (blepharitis)
  • Glaucoma – including laser treatment
  • Laser Vision Correction assessment

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