Ophthalmology services – saving eyes for 40 years


24 hour ophthalmology service

Did you know St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital has been offering ophthalmology services for almost 40 years? Our commitment to ophthalmology continues today – including 24/7 emergency surgery.

Our ophthalmologists are supported by the latest technologies, a priority emergency centre, ophthalmic trained clinical and operating theatre staff with a multidisciplinary approach.

Director of Ophthalmology Services at St Andrew’s Dr Lawrence Lee has been working at the hospital for 21 years and said they can tackle the most complex of vitreoretinal surgical adult cases as well as treating day surgery cases.

“We are very well positioned at St Andrew’s to handle both day surgery, emergency and inpatient cases, including the elderly, fall risks, lack of carers, country patients, complex cases, paediatrics, and those needing concurrent medical reviews,” Dr Lee said.

St Andrew’s undertakes the full range of ophthalmology surgery from cataracts to retinal detachments, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, complications related to diabetic retinopathy, ocular trauma, oculoplastic, orbit and laser surgery.

“Working at St Andrew’s allows us to handle cases quickly with an experienced team and to fit critical cases in,” Dr Lee said.

St Andrew’s has been supported by the long-standing senior members of the visiting staff Dr Kevin Vandeleur and Dr Leslie Manning in the Retina Unit, and Professor Tim Sullivan and Dr Scott Teske in the Orbital and Oculoplastic Unit, who have worked tirelessly over the years to bring the hospital to the forefront of ophthalmic surgery.

“Together, they have worked around the clock saving eyes by offering the best in patient care,” Dr Lee said.

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