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Christchurch Eye Surgery - Private Day Surgical Hospital

Private Surgical Service, Ophthalmology

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

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Description

Christchurch Eye Surgery is a state-of-the-art facility that has been purpose-built to give you with the very best eye surgery experience possible, provided by our exceptionally skilled professional team of experts including ophthalmic surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and technicians.

From a warm, friendly welcome when you arrive, to enjoying our beautiful patient lounge, and being cared for by our expert team, we want your experience with us to be a comfortable and relaxed one.

We provide the following ophthalmic surgery services:

  • Blepharoplasty – cosmetic and medical eyelid correction
  • Cataract removal – restoring sight with monofocal, multifocal and toric lenses
  • Corneal cross linking – for progressive keratoconus
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Glaucoma management
  • Lacrimal surgery – watery eyes
  • Orbital surgery – tumours and decompressions
  • Pterygium – removal of abnormal tissue growth
  • Reconstruction of the eye and eyelids
  • Refractive surgery – lens exchange and implantable contact lenses
  • Retinal detachment repairs
  • Strabismus – realigning abnormal eye positions
  • Tumour removal – from the eyelids and eye
  • Vision correction – using refractive lens exchange and phakic IOLs
  • Vitrectomy – removal of floaters and retinal membranes

The following information is designed to guide you step-by-step through your visit, so that you know exactly what to expect and how to prepare:

Consultants

Ages

Older adult / Kaumātua, Adult / Pakeke, Youth / Rangatahi, Child / Tamariki

How do I access this service?

Referral

To be referred to Christchurch Eye Surgery for any procedure, you will first have to make an appointment to be seen by an ophthalmologist of your choice.

At your appointment the ophthalmologist will assess your needs, carry out further tests as required, and discuss options with you for further treatment or surgery.  

You can phone the ophthalmologists rooms directly, or you may also be referred by your Optometrist or your own GP. 

Please refer to the list of Christchurch Eye Ophthalmolgists and click on their profile to be directed to their rooms. 

Fees and Charges Description

For surgery not covered by insurance or another funder, the Christchurch Eye Surgery fee will be payable when you arrive for your appointment. The surgeon’s and anaesthetist’s accounts will be sent to you separately.

Otherwise our accounts staff will send you an invoice for your procedure after your discharge.

Hours

Mon – Thu 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Canterbury Anniversary (15 Nov), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Procedures / Treatments

Cataract

A tiny incision is made in your eye and the cataract is broken up into small pieces using ultrasound vibrations. Once all the pieces have been removed, an artificial lens is implanted into your eye.

A tiny incision is made in your eye and the cataract is broken up into small pieces using ultrasound vibrations. Once all the pieces have been removed, an artificial lens is implanted into your eye.
Corneal Surgery

Laser Refractive Surgery: LASIK and PRK laser treatments are used to correct refractive or focusing errors by reshaping the cornea. Keratoplasty (Corneal Transplant): the damaged cornea is removed and replaced with one from a donor.

Laser Refractive Surgery: LASIK and PRK laser treatments are used to correct refractive or focusing errors by reshaping the cornea.

Keratoplasty (Corneal Transplant): the damaged cornea is removed and replaced with one from a donor.

Glaucoma

Treatment is aimed at improving drainage of the excess fluid in the eye. Laser Surgery: there are several different glaucoma laser techniques, but all involve aiming a laser beam into the eye which you will see as a bright light, similar to a camera flash. Trabeculectomy: this is a surgical procedure in which a tiny hole is made in the sclera (white of the eye) that provides an alternative fluid drainage pathway.

Treatment is aimed at improving drainage of the excess fluid in the eye.

Laser Surgery: there are several different glaucoma laser techniques, but all involve aiming a laser beam into the eye which you will see as a bright light, similar to a camera flash.

Trabeculectomy: this is a surgical procedure in which a tiny hole is made in the sclera (white of the eye) that provides an alternative fluid drainage pathway.

Ptosis Surgery

This procedure typically involves making a small cut (incision) in the fold of the upper eyelid and shortening or reattaching the stretched or weakened eyelid lifting muscle.

This procedure typically involves making a small cut (incision) in the fold of the upper eyelid and shortening or reattaching the stretched or weakened eyelid lifting muscle.
Retinal Surgery

Laser: can be used to mend tears, seal leaking blood vessels or reattach minor retinal detachments. Cryopexy (freezing): can be used to mend tears, seal leaking blood vessels or reattach minor retinal detachments. Vitrectomy: tiny incisions (cuts) are made in the white of your eye and the jelly-like substance (vitreous) in the back of your eye is removed.

Laser: can be used to mend tears, seal leaking blood vessels or reattach minor retinal detachments.

Cryopexy (freezing): can be used to mend tears, seal leaking blood vessels or reattach minor retinal detachments.

Vitrectomy: tiny incisions (cuts) are made in the white of your eye and the jelly-like substance (vitreous) in the back of your eye is removed.

Squints (Strabismus)

An incision (cut) is made in the lining of the eye (the clear film that covers the eyeball). The squint is corrected by repositioning the weak muscle or muscles from their original position to a new position on the eyeball.

An incision (cut) is made in the lining of the eye (the clear film that covers the eyeball). The squint is corrected by repositioning the weak muscle or muscles from their original position to a new position on the eyeball.

Refreshments

Light refreshments are provided for patients after surgery

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Patient parking is provided

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247 Papanui Road
Strowan
Christchurch
Canterbury 8014

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247 Papanui Road
Strowan
Christchurch
Canterbury 8014

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274 Papanui Road
Strowan
Christchurch 8052

This page was last updated at 12:39PM on June 12, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Christchurch Eye Surgery - Private Day Surgical Hospital.