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Lakes DHB Ophthalmology

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Description

Lakes DHB Ophthalmology services are provided by Rotorua Eye Clinic (LOSL) with scheduled surgery at Rotorua Hospital.

 

What is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the branch of specialist medicine that is focused on the health of eyes and their surrounding tissues, including muscles, bones, eyelids, and tear production/drainage systems. Your eye is the organ of vision and consists of the cornea (the outer clear layer), the sclera (the white of the eye), the iris (the coloured part), the lens (lies behind the iris) and the retina (the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye). Your eyes see by focusing light that enters the eye onto the retina which sends the image to the brain by the optic nerve.

Referral Expectations

Rotorua Eye Clinic is under contract to Lakes District Health Board to provide eye services to the Lakes District. 

If you wish to be seen as a public patient you must be referred to Rotorua Eye Clinic via a medical practitioner or optometrist.

Charges

New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.

Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.

Contact Details

Lakes DHB Ophthalmology services are provided by Rotorua Eye Clinic (LOSL) with scheduled surgery at Rotorua Hospital.

This page was last updated at 1:27PM on July 16, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Ophthalmology.