Three-year course, awarded by the University of PNG

The Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) course is about comprehensive ophthalmology: the diagnosis of blindness and impaired vision from all causes, and treatment as appropriate. The syllabus covers ophthalmology and ophthalmic practice as outlined by the International Council of Ophthalmology, but there is an emphasis on application to developing country circumstances.

The advanced level three-year Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) course is suitable for an ‘eye doctor’ who wishes to be a leading authority on ophthalmic knowledge and practice, and to work as an comprehensive ‘ophthalmologist’ with an appropriate range and depth of practice. This ‘ophthalmologist’ is competent to diagnose and treat blindness and impaired vision (or overseeing ancillary staff doing this), lead an eye care team, and take a pivotal role in the planning and execution of eye services at a national level.

News & Updates


Two of the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ’s best ophthalmologists have been recognised as Eye Health Heroes by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB),

Following the departure of Dr Jim Stewart, PEI’s second director, near the end of 2015, Dr Biu Sikivou took up this role in August 2015.

  • Feb 15- Feb 24      ------ --Wainibokasi Hospital
  • March 29- April 22  ------ Suva Settlements (Waileya & Nanuku) 
  • Feb 15- Feb 24      ------ --Wainibokasi Hospital
  • March 29- April 22  ------ Suva Settlements (Waileya & Nanuku)