Dalcross Eye Centre
Situated in Dalcross Adventist Hospital, Dalcross Eye Centre is one of the premier ophthalmic centres in Australia, drawing surgeons and patients from all over Sydney.
The Centre provides a comprehensive range of ophthalmic services with the advantages of both day surgery facilities and the convenience of a specialist hospital providing overnight care.
Excellence in Ophthalmology
With a history of providing patients with the latest technology and highly specialised staff, Dalcross Eye Centre has developed an excellent national reputation in Ophthalmology services. Our team of specialist eye surgeons and ophthalmic nurses work together to ensure that each patient receives the best possible outcomes from their eye surgery.
Dalcross was one of the first centres in the world to have a Femtosecond laser for the advanced technique of Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery.
As a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney, Dalcross is an accredited training site of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and is heavily involved in teaching and research, with many of our surgeons having academic appointments.
Dalcross Eye Centre offers an extensive range of specialised eye procedures, using state-of-the-art equipment. Our highly skilled ophthlmologists and specialised staff provide:
- Cataract surgery
- Laser Assisted Cataract surgery in a hospital environment
- LenSx Femtosecond Laser technology
- Glaucoma surgery
- Vitreo-Retinal surgery
- Oculoplastic surgery
- Tear Duct surgery
- Orbital surgery
- Corneal surgery including corneal grafting
- Pterygium surgery
- Paediatric surgery for children over two years of age
- Squint surgery
Please see our patient information section for information on preparing for your admission and procedure, fees and charges, what to bring with you, and what you need to prepare for following your discharge. There is also information on how to locate Dalcross Eye Centre.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of having Day Surgery?
The major advantages are a minimal disruption to your routine, and the opportunity to recover at home. Certain procedures still require an overnight stay. Dalcross Adventist Hospital Eye Centre offers both. For certain procedures your Health Fund may only fund a day only admission.
Does Day Surgery mean the procedure is only minor?
No. The vast majority of eye surgery is now performed in a day surgery setting. The development of new surgical techniques and advances in anaesthesia have resulted in a rapid recovery for patients from procedures. The outcome of surgery is also significantly better and surgeons are able to offer new solutions for problems previously regarded as inoperable.
When do I go home?
When you have fully recovered from your anaesthesia, you will be offered some light refreshments. Day patients (mostly cataract procedures) will be discharged home with a relative or friend, when they feel completely comfortable. Overnight patients will be transferred to their overnight ward accommodation. All patients will be given advice and details of their post operative instructions when they are discharged to home. During the first week after surgery, one of our nurses will phone to check on your recovery and well-being. If you have any concerns or questions about your eye condition, please contact your ophthalmologist.
Where do I find more information on my condition?
Your doctor is the best source of information. A variety of leaflets on specific conditions are also available. For more information on your condition, visit your surgeon or Dalcross Adventist Hospital Eye Centre.
What if I become ill?
Should you develop a red eye, cough, cold or any other signs of illness, please contact your doctor and the Centre as your surgery may need to be postponed.