03 9354 8611
FAX : 03 9354 9136
97 Bell St
Coburg 3058 vic
8.30 am–5 pm
Vision Eye Institute Coburg is a general eye clinic, which also provides specialist cataract, diabetic eye disease, retinal, corneal, glaucoma and oculoplastic surgery clinics. We treat the full range of retinal disorders, including age-related macular degeneration, epiretinal membrane, detached retina, macular hole and more. Our doctors also specialise in uveitis and Botox for medical conditions.
Consultations are generally bulk-billed – the exception is new patients without a concession card who are charged a one-off consultation fee for their first visit. Patients are also required to cover the cost of OCT scans.
Our recently refurbished clinic is bright and modern, and you can always expect a friendly greeting from our experienced team led by practice manager Xenia Neophitou. We are fitted with all the latest ophthalmic equipment and technology and, together with the experience of our doctors, patients can rest assured that they have access to professional, high-quality eye care. Our state-of-the-art facilities include seven consulting rooms, two treatment rooms, an angiogram room and retinal and YAG lasers.
After your consultation, an orthoptist is available to answer any additional questions you have about your condition and treatment plan or surgical procedure, so that you can make an informed decision about your eye care.
During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens of the eye is replaced with an artificial one. Traditionally, the entire operation was performed manually, but now surgeons can use laser technology to perform some of the steps. Our cataract surgeons were some of the first surgeons in Australia to perform laser cataract surgery, and are highly experienced in both techniques. 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 surgeries are performed in a day surgery and take approximately two hours.
Our retinal specialists diagnose and treat age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membrane. Your pupils will be dilated with eye drops so that we can properly examine your retina, which is at the back of the eye. These drops will blur your vision and increase glare sensitivity for about 4 to 6 hours, meaning you will not be able to drive yourself home from your appointment – please make other arrangements.
We use eye injections, laser therapy and surgery to treat retinal conditions. Treatment may be performed on the same day as your consultation, depending on the level of urgency. Laser therapy for retinal conditions (different to laser eye surgery to help you see without glasses) is performed in the consultation room, and involves little or no discomfort. Retinal surgery requires a local anaesthetic with sedation and is performed in a day surgery.
Our oculoplastic surgeons are specially trained to perform surgery around the eye socket, eyelid, tear ducts and the face. Conditions that may require reconstructive surgery include eyelid lesions and tumours, ptosis, blocked tear ducts and orbital fractures, to name a few. These are day-surgery procedures and generally performed under local anaesthetic with sedation. Minor oculoplastic procedures may be performed in our on-site treatment rooms.
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Located on the corner of Bell and Waterfield Streets in Coburg – one block down from the popular Sydney Road district – our clinic is easy to reach by car. Ample 3-hour parking is available at the Coles car park near our clinic.
DO NOT DRIVE YOURSELF TO YOUR APPOINTMENT – if you are a retinal patient or undergoing a day surgery procedure. Please arrange for someone to accompany you home after your appointment or surgery as you will not be able to drive yourself.
Coburg train station is just a few minutes walk away, while tram route 19 and bus routes 513 and 903 stop near the clinic.
The clinic has ramp access for people with limited mobility.