These courses produce ‘mid-level’ eye care graduates: these are nurses and health technicians who provide primary eye care services to communities, often in remote locations. This makes eye care more accessible to many people: eye conditions can immediately be treated on-site, or referred to an eye doctor if indicated. These graduates can also assist the doctors at secondary or principal hospitals so doctors can provide eye care more efficiently and effectively.


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postgraduate certificate of diabetes eye care
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postgraduate certificate in eye care
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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)