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Associate Professor Mark Elder

Mark ElderClinical Associate Professor
Ophthalmologist

MB ChB MD FRANZCO FRACS

Email mark.elder@cdhb.health.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

Hung, Y.-C., Morris, A., & Elder, M. (2019). Anticoagulation and cataract surgery. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1500), 25-28. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Darlow, B. A., Elder, M. J., Kimber, B., Martin, J., & Horwood, L. J. (2018). Vision in former very low birthweight young adults with and without retinopathy of prematurity compared with term born controls: The NZ 1986 VLBW follow-up study. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 102, 1041-1046. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2017-311345

Darlow, B., Elder, M., Kimber, B., Martin, J., & Horwood, L. J. (2017, November). Visual outcomes of untreated retinopathy of prematurity in young adults born in 1986. Verbal presentation at the Paediatric Society of New Zealand 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Elder, M. J., Rawstron, J. A., & Davis, M. (2017). Hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of acute retinal artery occlusion. Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine, 47(4), 233-238. doi: 10.28920/dhm47.4.233-238

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. P., 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. BMC Pediatrics, 15, 90. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0413-9

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

Edited Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Bernauer, W., Elder, M. J., & Dart, J. K. G. (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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Elder, M. J. (1997). Keratopathy in chronic progressive cicatrising conjunctivitis. In W. Bernauer, J. K. G. Dart & M. J. Elder (Eds.), Developments in Ophthalmology: Cicatrising Conjunctivitis. (pp. 182-191). Basel: Karger.

Chapter in Book - Research

Elder, M. J. (1997). Lid surgery: The management of cicatricial entropion and trichiasis. In W. Bernauer, J. K. G. Dart & M. J. Elder (Eds.), Developments in Ophthalmology: Cicatrising Conjunctivitis. (pp. 207-218). Basel: Karger.

Chapter in Book - Research

Elder, M. J. (1997). The antigenic aspects of basement membranes. In W. Bernauer, J. K. G. Dart & M. J. Elder (Eds.), Developments in Ophthalmology: Cicatrising Conjunctivitis. (pp. 135-148). Basel: Karger.

Chapter in Book - Research

Elder, M. J. (1997). The eyelid sequelae of chronic progressive conjuntival cicatrisation. In W. Bernauer, J. K. G. Dart & M. J. Elder (Eds.), Developments in Ophthalmology: Cicatrising Conjunctivitis. (pp. 176-181). Basel: Karger.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Elder, M. J. (1997). the management of ocular surface disease. In W. Bernauer, J. K. G. Dart & M. J. Elder (Eds.), Developments in Ophthalmology: Cicatrising Conjunctivitis. (pp. 219-227). Basel: Karger.

Chapter in Book - Research

Elder, M. J. (1997). The role of cytokines in chronic progressive cicatrising conjunctivitis. In W. Bernauer, J. K. G. Dart & M. J. Elder (Eds.), Developments in Ophthalmology: Cicatrising Conjunctivitis. (pp. 159-175). Basel: Karger.

Chapter in Book - Research

Elder, M. J. (1997). Topical and systemic immunosuppression for chronic progressive cicatrising conjunctivitis. In W. Bernauer, J. K. G. Dart & M. J. Elder (Eds.), Developments in Ophthalmology: Cicatrising Conjunctivitis. (pp. 196-206). Basel: Karger.

Chapter in Book - Research

Elder, M. J., & Bernauer, W. (1997). Monitoring the disease activity and progression of cicatrising conjunctivitis. In W. Bernauer, J. K. G. Dart & M. J. Elder (Eds.), Developments in Ophthalmology: Cicatrising Conjunctivitis. (pp. 111-122). Basel: Karger.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

Hung, Y.-C., Morris, A., & Elder, M. (2019). Anticoagulation and cataract surgery. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1500), 25-28. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Darlow, B. A., Elder, M. J., Kimber, B., Martin, J., & Horwood, L. J. (2018). Vision in former very low birthweight young adults with and without retinopathy of prematurity compared with term born controls: The NZ 1986 VLBW follow-up study. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 102, 1041-1046. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2017-311345

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Elder, M. J., Rawstron, J. A., & Davis, M. (2017). Hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of acute retinal artery occlusion. Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine, 47(4), 233-238. doi: 10.28920/dhm47.4.233-238

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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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.

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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

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Rawstron, J. A., Burley, C. D., & Elder, M. J. (2005). A systematic review of the applicability and efficacy of eye exercises. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, 42(2), 82-88.

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Stack, R., Elder, M., Abdelaal, A., Hidajat, R., & Clemett, R. (2005). New Zealand experience of I125 brachytherapy for choroidal melanoma. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 33(5), 490-494.

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Elder, M. J., & Stack, R. R. (2004). Globe rupture following penetrating keratoplasty: How often, why, and what can we do to prevent it? Cornea, 23(8), 776-780.

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Elder, M. J., & Suter, A. (2004). What patients want to know before they have cataract surgery. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 88(3), 331-332.

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Hidajat, R. R., Hidayat, J. R., McLay, J. L., Elder, M. J., Goode, D. H., & Pointon, R. C. (2004). A fast system for reporting the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-hue colour vision test. Documenta Ophthalmologica, 109(2), 109-114.

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McMurray, C. J., Burley, C. D., & Elder, M. J. (2004). Clear lens extraction for the treatment of persistent accommodative spasm after head trauma. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 30(12), 2629-2631.

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Elder, M. J., & Leaming, D. (2003). The New Zealand cataract and refractive surgery survery 2001. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 31(2), 114-120.

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Hidajat, R. R., McLay, J. L., Burley, C. D., Elder, M. J., Morton, J. D., & Goode, D. H. (2003). Influence of axial length of normal eyes on PERG. Documenta Ophthalmologica, 107(2), 195-200.

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Hidajat, R. R., McLay, J. L., Elder, M. J., Goode, D. H., Morton, J. P., & Burley, C. D. (2003). A comparison of two patient-friendly ERG electrodes. Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 26(1), 30-34.

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Stack, R. R., Burley, C. D., Bedggood, A., & Elder, M. J. (2003). Unilateral versus bilateral medial rectus recession. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, 7(4), 263-267. doi: 10.1016/S1091-8531(03)00117-4

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Stack, R. R., Vote, B. J. T., Evans, J. L., & Elder, M. J. (2003). Bilateral ptosis caused by localized superficial eyelid amyloidosis. Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 19(3), 239-240.

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Elder, M. J., & Mora, J. (2001). The Latanoprost monotherapy survey in New Zealand, 2000. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 29, 368-369.

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McKellar, M. J., & Elder, M. J. (2001). The early complications of cataract surgery: Is routine review of patients 1 week after cataract extraction necessary? Ophthalmology, 108, 930-935.

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Elder, M. J., Tarr, K., & Leaming, D. (2000). The New Zealand cataract and refractive surgery survey 1997/1998. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 28, 89-95.

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Hadden, O. B., Ring, C. P., Morris, A., Morris, A. T., & Elder, M. J. (1999). Visual, refractive and subjective outcomes after PRK for myopia 6-10 diotropes using the Nidek laser. J Cat Refract Surg, 25, 936-942.

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Elder, M. J. (1998). The conundrum of endophthalmitis. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology, 26, 3-4.

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Elder, M. J., Dempster, A. G., Sabiston, D., & Clemett, R. S. (1998). Primary choroidal malignant melanoma occurring in a New Zealand Maori. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology, 26, 41-42.

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Chehade, M., & Elder, M. J. (1997). Silicone and other Foldable IOLs. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology, 25, 255-263.

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Claesson, M., Elder, M. J., & Larkin, F. (1997). A method for separation and staining of flat mounts of human cornea endothelium. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica, 75, 131-133.

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Elder, M. J. (1997). Anatomy and physiology of eyelash follicles and its relevance to lash ablation procedures. Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 13, 21-25.

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Elder, M. J., & Southall, D. (1997). Paediatric ophthalmology in West Mostar, Bosnia. Eye, 11, 132-135.

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Elder, M. J., Dart, J. K. G., & Lightman, S. (1997). Conjunctival fibrosis in ocular cicatricial pemphigoid - the role of cytokines. Experimental Eye Research, 65, 165-176.

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