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Associate Professor Mark Elder

Mark Elder

Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmologist

MBChb, FRANZCO, FRACS, MD

Email mark.elder@cdhb.govt.nz

Mark’s interests are in cornea and external disease, paediatrics and cataract surgery.

He is the Ophthalmology convenor for the 5th Year undergraduate programme: Orthopaedics and Advanced Medicine.

He was recently HOD for the Department of Ophthalmology, Christchurch Hospital and served on the Christchurch Hospital Management Committee and the Credentialing Committee and the Deputy Chair of the Staff Association.

Mark has held many College positions including Examiner (for the last 16 years), Chair of the Education and Qualification Committee and more recently, Senior Inspector and Chair of the Board of Pathologists.

He sat on the Overseas Trained Specialist assessment panels for Ophthalmology both in NZ and Australia for many years.

He undertook postgraduate studies at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London.

He also worked at the St John Ophthalmic Hospital, Jerusalem and was the Hospitaller for New Zealand. He is a Commander of the Order of St John. He has been a consultant to UNICEF and worked in Bosnia during the war.

He has published over 50 first name papers, 16 book chapters, written one book.

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Publications

Darlow, B. A., Horwood, L. J., Woodward, L. J., Elliott, J. M., Troughton, R. W., Elder, M. J., Epton, M. J., Stanton, J. D., Swanney, M., Keenan, R., Melzer, T. R., McKelvey, V. A., Levin, K., Meeks, M. G., Espiner, E. A., Cameron, V. A., & Martin, J. (2015). The New Zealand 1986 very low birth weight cohort as young adults: Mapping the road ahead [Study protocol]. BMC Pediatrics, 15, 90. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0413-9

Darlow, B. A., Marschner, S. L., Donoghoe, M., Battin, M. R., Broadbent, R. S., Elder, M. J., Hewson, M. P., … Graham, P., McNeill, N. J., … on behalf of the Benefits Of Oxygen Saturation Targeting-New Zealand (BOOST-NZ) Collaborative Group. (2014). Randomized controlled trial of oxygen saturation targets in very preterm infants: Two year outcomes. Journal of Pediatrics, 165(1), 30-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.01.017

Raniga, A., & Elder, M. J. (2010). Post operative visual loss following non-ophthalmic surgery: A New Zealand perspective. Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Annual Scientific Meeting. Retrieved from http://www.conference.co.nz/index.cfm/anzca10

Raniga, A., & Elder, M. J. (2009). Dietary supplement use in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration progression. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1299). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1299/3709/content.pdf

Robinson, L., McKellar, M., Fitzharris, B., & Elder, M. (2009). Topical mitomycin C for the local treatment of a primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the palpebral conjunctiva [Letter to the editor]. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 37(9), 891-892. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2009.02173.x

Edited Book - Research

Bernauer, W., Dart, J. K. G., & Elder, M. J. (Eds.). (1997). Developments in Ophthalmology; Cicatrising Conjunctivitis. Basel: Karger, 266p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Elder, M. J. (2001). Surgical management of scleritis. In P. McCluskey (Ed.), Scleritis. (pp. 117-124). London: BMJ Books.

Elder, M. J. (1999). Corneal Transplantation. In G. Burnstock & A. Sillito (Eds.), The Innervation of the Eye. (pp. 235-255). Zurich: Harwood Academic Publishers.

Elder, M. J., & Dart, J. K. G. (1999). The Dry Eye. In G. Burnstock & A. Sillito (Eds.), The Innervation of the Eye. (pp. 257-293). Zurich: Harwood Academic Publishers.

Elder, M. J. (1997). The role of cytokines in chronic progressive cicatrising conjunctivitis. In Developments in Ophthalmology; Cicatrising Conjuctivitis. (pp. 159-175). Basel: Karger.

Elder, M. J. (1997). Keratopathy in chronic progressive cicatrising conjunctivitis. In Developments in Ophthalmology; Cicatrising Conjuctivitis. (pp. 182-191). Basel: Karger.

Bernauer, W., Elder, M. J., & Dart, J. K. (1997). Introduction to cicatrising conjunctivitis. In W. Bernauer, J. K. G. Dart & M. Elder (Eds.), Developments in Ophthalmology; Cicatrising Conjunctivitis. (pp. 1-10). Basel: Karger.

Elder, M. J. (1997). The immunology of conjunctival disease. In U. Pleyer (Ed.), Oculodermal Diseases - Immunology of bullous oculo-muco-cutaneous disorders. (pp. 223-239). Buren: Aeolus Press.

Elder, M. J., & Bernauer, W. (1997). Monitoring the disease activity and progression of cicatrising conjunctivitis. In Developments in Ophthalmology; cicatrising Conjuctivitis. (pp. 111-122). Basel: Karger.

Elder, M. J. (1997). The antigenic aspects of basement membranes. In Developments in Ophthalmology; Cicatrising Conjuctivitis. (pp. 135-148). Basel: Karger.

Elder, M. J. (1997). The eyelid sequelae of chronic progressive conjuntival cicatrisation. In Developments in Ophthalmology; Cicatrising Conjuctivitis. (pp. 176-181). Basel: Karger.

Elder, M. J. (1997). Lid surgery: the management of cicatricial entropion and trichiasis. In Developments in Ophthalmology; Cicatrising Conjuctivitis. (pp. 207-218). Basel: Karger.

Elder, M. J. (1997). Topical and systemic immunosuppression for chronic progressive cicatrising conjunctivitis. In Developments in Ophthalmology; Cicatrising Conjunctivitis. (pp. 196-206). Basel: Karger.

Elder, M. J. (1997). the management of ocular surface disease. In Developments in Ophthalmology; Cicatrising Conjuctivitis. (pp. 219-227). Basel: Karger.

Elder, M. J., Bernauer, W., & Dart, J. K. G. (1997). General considerations in the management of chronic progressive cicatrising conjunctivitis. In Developments in Ophthalmology; Cicatrising Conjuctivitis. (pp. 192-195). Basel: Karger.

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Journal - Research Article

Darlow, B. A., Marschner, S. L., Donoghoe, M., Battin, M. R., Broadbent, R. S., Elder, M. J., Hewson, M. P., … Graham, P., McNeill, N. J., … on behalf of the Benefits Of Oxygen Saturation Targeting-New Zealand (BOOST-NZ) Collaborative Group. (2014). Randomized controlled trial of oxygen saturation targets in very preterm infants: Two year outcomes. Journal of Pediatrics, 165(1), 30-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.01.017

Raniga, A., & Elder, M. J. (2009). Dietary supplement use in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration progression. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1299). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1299/3709/content.pdf

Darlow, B. A., Elder, M. J., Horwood, L. J., Donoghue, D. A., Henderson-Smart, D. J., and on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network. (2008). Does observer bias contribute to variations in the rate of retinopathy of prematurity between centres? Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 36(1), 43-46. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2007.01652.x

Pick, Z. S., Leaming, D. V., & Elder, M. J. (2008). The fourth New Zealand cataract and refractive surgery survey: 2007. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 36, 604-619. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2008.01869.x

Pick, Z. S., Stewart, J., & Elder, M. J. (2008). The New Zealand ophthalmology workforce 2008. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 36, 762-766. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2008.01874.x

Elder, M., Steven, D., Beasley, S., & Wium, D. (2007). Unplanned overnight hospital admission after strabismus surgery. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1260). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1260/2681/content.pdf

Toh, T., Morton, J., Coxon, J., & Elder, M. J. (2007). Medical treatment of cataract. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 35(7), 664-671.

Elder, M., Rahman, A. M. A., & McLay, J. (2006). Early paracentral visual field loss in patients taking hydroxychloroquine. Archives of Ophthalmology, 124(12), 1729-1733.

Morris, A., & Elder, M. (2006). Uveitis, drugs, and the HLAB27 antigen. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1230). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1230/1887/content.pdf

Elder, M., Leaming, D., & Hoy, B. (2006). New Zealand cataract and refractive surgery survey 2004. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 34(5), 401-410.

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