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Dr Liz Insull

MBChB, BSC, FRANZCO, ANZSOPS

Special interests

Cataract Surgery,Lacrimal (tear duct) surgery,Orbit (eye socket) surgery,Oculoplastic (eyelid) surgery

About Liz Insull

Dr Elizabeth Insull is a New Zealand and UK trained Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic surgeon based at Eye Institute Hawke’s Bay in Royston Hospital. Liz is a Consultant at Hawke’s Bay Hospital and is involved in Registrar training both locally and nationally.

In addition to cataract surgery, Liz’s sub-specialty areas include eyelid surgery, lacrimal (tear duct), orbital (eye socket) surgery and cosmetic eyelid surgery.

She sits on the New Zealand branch executive of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology and is a member of the Qualification and Education Committee. 

Liz is the only member of the Australian, New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS) in Hawke’s Bay. Certified ANZSOPS members have unique training in eye surgery and periocular plastic surgery. They have expertise in techniques that address functional and aesthetic results in orbital, lacrimal and eyelid surgery.

Liz graduated in 2006 from the University of Otago with a medical and BSC (Neuroscience) degree. She gained specialist Ophthalmic training in Dunedin and Auckland and sub-specialty fellowship experience at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Family is very important to Liz. She grew up being mentored by her father and grandfather, both Obstetrician and Gynaecologists. She, her husband Francis and their two daughters love exploring the many running and biking trails around Hawke’s Bay. Liz has completed the Oxfam 100km challenge with her team in a time of 21 hours and the solo 60km Kepler Challenge in Fiordland in 8 hours. Liz made the most of her time using UK as a travel base to experience Europe, now she is very content exploring her own backyard.

Services offered by Dr Liz Insull are:

  • Cataract surgery 
    • Eyelid surgery 
    • Eyelid malposition including ectropian and entropian
    • Tumour excision and eyelid reconstruction
    • Cosmetic blepharoplasty
    • Same day service to surgically remove lesions occurring on the face and around the eyes. This is particularly helpful for eyelid cysts.
  • Botulinum toxin injections 
  • Lacrimal (tear duct) surgery
  • Orbital (eye socket) surgery
  • Pterigium surgery
  • Laser treatments
  • Glaucoma monitoring
  • Management of macular and retinal disease
  • Intravitreal injections
  • Dry eye care
  • General Ophthalmology