About Thiyaga’s career
Thiyaga is a consultant Ophthalmologist at Hamilton Eye Clinic and Waikato Hospital with fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical Retina and Uveitis. Thiyaga is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists with affiliation to the American and European Society of Retinal Specialists. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Thiyaga had completed his medical degree at the University of Otago in 2010. He was awarded the Maurice Paykel Fellowship in 2013 at the University of Auckland. Thiyaga has been involved in multiple clinical research projects and publications in peer reviewed journals.
Thiyaga completed his specialist Ophthalmology training in Auckland, Rotorua, Hawkes Bay and Hamilton. He then undertook an 18-month Vitreoretinal Fellowship at Waikato Hospital in 2019 to be able to address retinal and macular disorders, such as retinal detachments, epiretinal membranes and macular holes. Thiyaga also has experience in complex cataract surgeries.
Following this Thiyaga was the Professorial Fellow at Sydney Eye Hospital and Save Sight institute in 2021. Thiyaga gained further subspecialty experience in Uveitis and Medical Retina working alongside internationally renowned Ophthalmology Professors. He was involved in 20 clinical trials for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and vascular disorders. Thiyaga has fellowship experience in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Glaucoma and Inherited retinal disorders.
Outside of Ophthalmology Thiyaga enjoys spending time with his family and travelling to different parts of the world. He is involved in social sporting activities and previously played varsity hockey.