Dr Julia Escardo-Paton

Dr Julia Escardo-Paton specialises in:

  • Children's eye conditions including: refractive errors, strabismus (squints), amblyopia (lazy eye), myopia, watery eyes, retinopathy of prematurity
  • Adult strabismus and general ophthalmology

Julia grew up in South America and then spent her early adult years in the USA where she completed her undergraduate degree. She then moved to the United Kingdon with her British husband where she completed her general medical and ophthalmology training. She came to Auckland for advanced postgraduate fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus in 2010. During the next seven years she exercised those skills in South Wales, UK. But in 2017 the temptation to move back to New Zealand drew her and her family back to Auckland. She now splits her time working between the public and private sectors. When not at work, she enjoys boating, sailing, cycling, discovering the beauty of New Zealand, and cheering her active children in their various sporting and extracurricular activities. She enjoys travel generally and speaks Spanish, French and some Italian.

Dr Julia Escardo-Paton consults and performs surgery at:

  • Eye Doctors, Ascot Hospital and the Columba Surgical Centre
  • Eye Doctors, Botany Junction
  • Counties Manukau District Health Board
  • Auckland District Health Board





Current positions and professional memberships:

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologist, UK
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Medical Council of New Zealand
  • General Medical Council of UK





Qualifications and fellowships :

  • BA Univ.of Pennsylvania, USA
  • MB., ChB. University of Bristol, UK
  • FRCOPhth.-Ophthamology training, UK
  • Fellowship Training in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabimus, Bristol (UK) I 2009-2010, Auckland (NZ) I 2010-2011

Consultant Ophthalmologist appointments:

  • Newport (UK) I 2011-2017
  • Counties Manukau District Health Board I 2017 - present
  • Auckland District Health Board I 2018 - present
  • Eye Doctors Ltd I 2018 - present

What our patients think

".... I have lived all of my life with a lazy eye and a very bad squint. Now in my 50's, this has been rectified. The number of people who can't believe the difference is amazing. My family are overwhelmed with the change in my appearance. I can't stop myself from having a glance in the mirror when I go past one!"
- Mrs B, lazy eye and squint patient
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