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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.


8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


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:



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

How do I access this service?


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…



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.


8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Thu7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday: Acute Services 8:00 am - 12noon

Sunday: Closed

Procedures / Treatments

  • Cataract

    A tiny incision is made in your eye and the cataract is broken up into small pieces using ultrasound vibrations.… More

  • Corneal Surgery

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

  • Glaucoma

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

  • 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. More

  • Retinal Surgery

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

  • Squints (Strabismus)

    An incision (cut) is made in the lining of the eye (the clear film that covers the eyeball).… More

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247 Papanui Road
Canterbury 8014

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247 Papanui Road
Canterbury 8014

Postal Address

274 Papanui Road
Christchurch 8052

This page was last updated at 4:19PM on December 16, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Christchurch Eye Surgery - Private Day Surgical Hospital.