Dr Brian Kent-Smith

Born in South Africa (one day before Nelson Mandela, but a few years later)
Graduated from University of the Witwatersrand in 1987
Specialised at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto
Fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa (Ophthalmology) 1995
Fellow of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Ophthalmologists 2006
Employed by Whangarei Area Hospital since 1997
Part time private practice since 2000
Holds regular clinics in Kerikeri, Kaitaia and Dargaville
Special interests include cataract and refractive lens implant surgery, glaucoma and paediatric ophthalmology
Participation in the College’s professional development programme
Personal interests: road and mountain biking, scuba diving, fishing, tennis

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Dr Paul Cohen

Born and qualified as a GP in Johannesburg.

Emigrated to Israel where I specialised in Ophthalmology in Jerusalem.

I have done a Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in Oxford, England.

Since then I was running the Paediatric Ophthalmology unit in Shaare Zedek Hospital, Jerusalem.

Have now come to live in stunning Northland.

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