We have specialists with expertise in all aspects of ophthalmology

St Vincent’s Private Hospitals offer a wide range of ophthalmology related services, for details of the ophthalmology services at your local St Vincent’s Private Hospital, click here.

Our eye specialists  —  known as ophthalmologists — use the latest diagnostic  and treatment techniques

Ophthalmologists are medical doctors with specialist training in eye examinations, diagnostics and management of disorders of the eye and the visual system.

Our ophthalmologists provide a broad spectrum of eye care, from prescription of glasses and contact lenses to medical treatment and complex microsurgery. 

Note: If you experience a sudden change in your vision, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Our ophthalmologists

All of our ophthalmologists are qualified doctors and obtained at least 2 years experience in general medicine and surgery before training in ophthalmology which requires a minimum of 5 years further study, amounting to over 12,000 hours of training in medicine and surgery specific to the eye.

Our ophthalmic procedures

Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.

Some common conditions we treat include:

  • Cataracts (clouding of the lens)
  • Glaucoma (increased pressure within the eyeball)
  • Diabetic retinopathy (damage to blood vessels in the eye)
  • Detached retina (normally cause by an injury)
  • Macular degeneration (damage to the nerves in the eye)

Our ophthalmic procedures include:

  • Prescribing eye drops
  • Injections and tablets
  • Laser treatments
  • Surgery

Cataract surgery

Cataracts are a very common condition. As you age, the lens of your eye can become cloudy. Your vision may become foggy or blurry. This clouding is called a cataract. Cataracts may also be associated with trauma, inflammation or diabetes. 

Some babies are born with cataracts. If you think your baby may have a cataract, you need to make an urgent appointment with an ophthalmologist.

Cataracts are removed when glasses or contact lenses are no longer helping you to see sufficiently well. Your cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. The lens implant becomes a permanent part of your eye.

It’s usual to wait for your first eye to completely recover from cataract surgery before having surgery on the second eye.


This information is of a general nature, which may not be relevant to you. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risk. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about your condition.

Find a hospital near you offering ophthalmology

At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Griffith we have a regular ophthalmology clinic providing a complete range of ophthalmic medical and surgical procedures. Our specialist covers a wide range of ophthalmic treatment is recognised as leader in his field.

In addition to specialised treatment, routine eye examinations and visual assessments are carried out. Members of the department have access to the most modern ophthalmic surgical equipment in the theatre and Day Surgery Unit providing options for a wide range of surgical interventions which can be day only or overnight as require

Our ophthalmic services include:
  • Cataract surgery
  • Pterygium extraction
  • Ectropion correction
  • Eyelid surgeries
Your GP or optometrist can refer you to our opthalmologist: Dr Paul Latimer.

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Ophthalmology at St Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney includes a complete range of specialised ophthalmic medical and surgical procedures, as well as routine eye examinations and visual assessments.

Our Ophthamologists are leaders in their field, performing all aspects of ophthalmic treatment including:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal transplantation surgery
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Oculoplastic surgery

Our Ophthamology unit includes the latest diagnostic ophthalmic equipment and all forms of medical ophthalmic laser treatment, including the Argon laser to treat retinal conditions, YAG laser for post-cataract surgery capsulotomy and SLT laser for glaucoma.

Our ophthalmic treatments are typically day surgery procedures and are supported by specialised nurses who are committed to providing the highest quality of care to ensure our patients achieve the best results from their eye surgery.

Find details of our ophthamologists here

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The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital renowned for its quality care and compassion. We take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none.

For over 105 years we have worked in partnership with our patients and their families. Our experienced team of healthcare professionals, care givers and support staff are equipped to provide the highest level of therapeutic, medical and surgical services. Our facilities include 15 operating theatres, cardiac procedure rooms and an endoscopy suite, ensuring our staff can work together effectively for your safety, wellbeing and recovery.

Your GP or optometrist can refer you to one of our ophthalmologists.

Find details of our ophthalmologists here

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Our Opthalmologists have access to the most modern ophthalmic surgical facilities in the Day Surgery Unit.
The Day Surgery Unit is fully equipped for all aspects of cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery and oculoplastic surgery. These procedures are usually carried out as day only, but when indicated patients can stay overnight in St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Your GP or optometrist can refer you to one of our ophthalmologists.

Find details of our opthalmology specialists here

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Our ophthalmic services include:
  • Ectropion & Entropion
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Eye lid surgery
Your GP or optometrist can refer you to one of our ophthalmologists.

Find details of our ophthalmology specialists here

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