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Vision Eye Institute Kurralta Park is a purpose-built clinic located in the Tennyson Centre. The clinic has been serving the local community since the 1950s and has been in its current, state-of-the-art location since 2009.
Our clinic provides South Australian residents with a wide range of ophthalmic services, including the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, cataracts, pterygium, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease, as well as more general eye conditions. We pride ourselves on our highly knowledgeable and welcoming clinical team who treat each patient with kindness and respect.
Vision Eye Institute Kurralta Park is conveniently located in the Tennyson Centre and close to Adelaide’s city centre.
The clinic is accessible to those with limited mobility and those who require mobility aids. There is a wheelchair-accessible entrance and the lift to the clinic is also wheelchair-accessible. We also have accessible restrooms.
Patients can easily access the clinic via public transport or car, and there is free onsite parking at both the front and rear of the building.
The clinic is fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to provide the best care for patients. Surgical procedures are performed at the Tennyson Centre.
Vision Eye Institute Kurralta Park is led by Dr David Handley and Dr Paul Athanasiov.
Dr David Handley is a highly respected general ophthalmologist with a special interest in cataract surgery. Following the completion of his ophthalmology fellowship, Dr Handley practised side-by-side with his father Dr Harold Handley, who founded Tennyson Eye Centre in the 1950s. In addition to treating cataracts, Dr Handley manages glaucoma, medical retina, macular degeneration, macular disease and diabetic eye disease.
Dr Paul Athanasiov is an experienced ophthalmologist and the Founder and Principal Ophthalmologist at Eye Surgeons SA. His main areas of expertise include cataract and lens surgery, pterygium, glaucoma and corneal transplantation. However, he also diagnoses and treats other eye conditions, including macular degeneration, keratoconus and dry eye. Dr Athanasiov also consults at Vision Eye Institute North Adelaide and Windsor Gardens clinics, as well as other Eye Surgeons SA locations in Elizabeth Vale and Whyalla.
Cataract surgery involves replacing the cloudy lens of the eye with an artificial one. Our ophthalmic surgeons can treat early to advanced cataracts and perform complex cataract surgery.
There are a variety of replacement lens options available, and your doctor will help you decide on the lens type that best suits your vision and lifestyle needs. Cataract surgery is performed as a day surgery procedure and usually takes less than 30 minutes (although you will be in the day surgery for approximately two hours in total).
Glaucoma is a common condition that can gradually lead to permanent sight loss, but there are a number of treatment options that can stop or slow the condition. Most patients can manage their glaucoma with medicated eye drops, but some people may require another treatment.
Laser procedures for glaucoma (e.g. selective laser trabeculoplasty and laser peripheral iridotomy) are performed in the clinic and are painless and quick. Surgical procedures (e.g. filtration surgery and MIGS/iStent) are performed under a local anaesthetic in a day surgery.
We see patients with age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular oedema. If you have a macular condition, eye drops are used to dilate your pupil so that we can examine the back of your eye, where the retina is. Your vision will be blurry and you will have increased sensitivity to glare – this should subside within 4 to 6 hours. Please note that you will not be able to drive home and will need to make other arrangements.
Treatments such as eye injections or laser therapy (which is different to laser eye surgery) may be performed on the same day, depending on the level of urgency. Retinal laser treatment is performed in the consultation room.
Our corneal specialists commonly diagnose and manage disorders such as keratoconus, pterygium (Surfer’s Eye) and corneal dystrophies. They have expertise in performing complex procedures, such as corneal transplantation, scar excision and pterygium removal.
We also perform YAG laser capsulotomy, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), retinal laser, vitreolysis laser, intravitreal injections (IVIs) and chalazion and lesion removal.
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The information on this page is general in nature. All medical and surgical procedures have potential benefits and risks. Consult your ophthalmologist for specific medical advice.
We are conveniently located on South Road in Kurralta Park, only 10-minutes away from Adelaide’s CBD. Free parking is available on site at the front and the rear of the building.
Our clinic is accessible via major bus routes. The closest bus stop is Stop 4A on South Road, in front of the clinic. View bus services that stop here.
Free parking is available on-site at the clinic. The entrance to the clinic is wheelchair accessible. In addition, the clinic has a wheelchair-accessible lift available.