Dr Malcolm McKellar


Dr Malcolm McKellar

place1 Dallas Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

phone03 343 6033



Dr Malcolm McKellar joined Laservision in 2002.  He is the only person in New Zealand trained as both an ophthalmologist (specialist in eye disease and eye surgery) and optometrist (specialist in glasses and contact lenses).

Ophthalmic training

Malcolm trained as an eye surgeon in New Zealand and then gained further subspecialty experience in treating disease of the anterior segment, cornea and external eye in Jerusalem, Israel and Manchester, England.

Subspecialty interests

Refractive surgery, diseases of the cornea, anterior segment  and external ocular surface including corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, eye trauma and complex anterior segment surgery.

Current positions held

Malcolm established the Cornea Clinic at Christchurch Public Hospital and with other consultant staff supervises trainee eye surgeons. He is a Founding member of the New Zealand Ocular Tumour Service. Malcolm has a very busy private practice with branch clinics throughout Canterbury and Westland . He is a councillor of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of New Zealand and the current eye educator of trainee general practitioners in the South Island

Previous positions held

  • Lecturer and Examiner, Auckland School of Optometry
  • Clinical Lecturer, Christchurch School of Medicine


  • Royal Australia New Zealand College of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology