Eye Care Services

SA Eye Specialists are a highly experienced ophthalmology group and are renowned for providing exceptional levels of patient-focused care. With a special interest in paediatric ophthalmology, our ophthalmologists provides an extensive range of ophthalmology services for adults and children across Adelaide, including cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, eyelid malposition (Entropion, Ectropion, Blepharoplasty, excision of eyelid cancer), glaucoma and squint surgery.

SA Eye Specialists strives to provide the best, most up-to-date and excellent ophthalmological care, and to do so in a manner in which the patients and their loved ones are treated as we ourselves would expect to be looked after.

Cataract Surgery

A cataract means that the eye’s lens has become clouded to the extent that it impacts on clear vision. Although they are most often a consequence of ageing, cataracts can occur in

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Pterygium

Pterygium refers to a scar tissue that grows from the corner of the eye and extends over the cornea and towards the pupil. It can cause serious vision concerns if it grows over the

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Eyelid Malpositions – Causes, Surgery & Treatment

Eyelid malposition is abnormal positioning of the eyelids due to various causes. It is usually caused by relaxation of tissues around the eye mostly due to ageing, but can also

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Squint

Strabismus, also known as squint, can manifest itself in a number of different ways and presents in both adults and children.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of diseases that affect the fibres in the optic nerves. It can significantly impact your vision, and if left untreated, can result in the

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Paediatric Ophthalmology

Paediatric ophthalmology is a specialised field that focuses on detecting and correcting vision problems and eye diseases in children.

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Corneal Conditions

Corneal Conditions, treatment information coming soon

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FAQ's

It is estimated that around 700,000 people in Australia have cataracts.

Pterygium is highly unlikely to lead to or result in blindness, although if left untreated the condition can significantly impact on the quality of your vision.

Your GP or optometrist will need to refer you before you can make an appointment to see our Doctors. It is usually the case that any referral remains valid for 12 months. If you don’t have a current referral, Medicare will not pay the rebate and so you will be liable for the full cost of any consultations or treatment.

Our team offers a comprehensive range of ophthalmology treatments for adults and children in Adelaide as well as regional South Australia.

All our Ophthalmologists consult as eye surgeons at public and private hospitals, as mentioned in their individual biographies.

Once you have obtained a referral from either your GP or optometrist, you should call our clinic (08) 8243 0900,

In order to best meet your needs, it is helpful if you can provide as much information as possible at the time of making your appointment. Once you have made an appointment, you will be sent a confirmation letter detailing how you can prepare and what you need to bring with you for your initial consultation.

You should bring the following with you to your first appointment with SA Eye Specialists:

  • Referral letter from your GP or optometrist
  • Medicare or Veterans Affairs Card
  • Private health care card (if applicable)
  • Any information pertaining to your medical history, e.g., x-rays, past surgeries, MRI scans, CT scans, etc.
  • A list of any medication you are taking
  • Glasses that you currently wear, including glasses worn only for reading or driving

At your first SA Eye Specialist consultation, you will need to notify reception of your arrival and provide your contact information.

You will then meet with an orthoptist, nurse or ophthalmic assistant, who will undertake an initial assessment of your vision and eye pressure, and note the details of your medical history. These initial tests are to assist our ophthalmologists to have as full a picture of your vision and general health as possible.

For a complete assessment of your vision and eye concerns, your initial appointment may take up to two hours.

For any subsequent appointments, you will be advised at the time of booking as to how much time is expected to be required.

You will be required to pay the cost of your consultation or treatment in full at the time of your visit.

SA Eye Specialists will initiate and lodge your Medicare electronically on your behalf, and if you have registered your banking details with Medicare, your rebate will be transferred to your account within 48 hours.

Memberships and Fellowships

The team at SA Eye Specialsits are active members and fellows of multiple organisations including

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