Camberwell Ophthalmology Clinic
  • Call

    03 9882 1347
    FAX : 03 9882 3312

  • Location

    27 Denmark Hill Rd
    Hawthorn East 3123 vic

  • Hours

    M–F 8.30 am–5 pm



Book a consultation

Complete the form below and we will contact you to arrange an appointment. You will need to bring a current referral letter from a GP or optometrist to your consultation. If you are interested in laser eye surgery and require a referral letter, an appointment can be arranged with one of our optometrists to organise this.

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IMPORTANT: If you are concerned about your eyes and require an urgent consultation, DO NOT use this form. Please call one of our clinics during office hours or contact your nearest emergency department instead.

At Vision Eye Institute Camberwell, we offer a comprehensive range of ophthalmic services and pride ourselves on delivering attentive, high quality care for all of our patients. Not only do we treat patients with general eye conditions, we specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, retinal and corneal conditions, reconstructive (oculoplastic) surgery and diabetic eye disease. We also perform vision correction procedures, including refractive lens exchange. Our clinic accepts Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and WorkCover patients, as well as all emergency cases.

We are co-located with Vision Day Surgery Camberwell, meaning that surgical procedures can be performed on-site for patient convenience and continuity of care.

Clinic facilities

Vision Eye Institute Camberwell is housed inside a stunning Federation-style residence that has been extensively refurbished inside to provide a modern and inviting environment. Both the clinic and the day surgery are specifically equipped for ophthalmic consultations, diagnostic testing, minor procedures and more complex surgeries. Throughout our nine consulting rooms we have visual fields, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and A-Scan imaging systems. This means that patients not only have access to highly regarded and experienced ophthalmologists, but also to state-of-the-art technology and equipment.

Clinic services

Our clinic diagnoses and treats the full range of eye conditions– some of which are described below. After your appointment, an orthoptist (in consultation with an ophthalmologist) is available to answer any additional questions you have about your condition and treatment plan or vision correction procedure, so that you can make an informed decision about your eye care.

Cataract surgery

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 our day surgery.

Glaucoma treatment

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 from worsening. Most patients can manage their glaucoma with medicated eye drops, but some people may require another treatment. Your doctor may recommend surgery to improve fluid removal from the eye – options include selective laser trabeculoplasty, laser peripheral iridotomy, filtration surgery (trabeculectomy) and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (e.g. iStent).

Retinal procedures

We treat patients with retinal conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, epiretinal membrane and diabetic retinopathy. Eye drops are used to dilate your pupil so that we can see the back of the eye, where the retina is. It’s important to note that these drops will blur your vision and increase glare sensitivity – this should subside within 4 to 6 hours. Please note that you will not be able to drive home.

Eye (intravitreal) injections may be performed on the same day, in the consultation room, depending on the level of urgency.

Corneal procedures

Our corneal specialists commonly diagnose and manage disorders such as keratoconus, pterygium (Surfer’s Eye), corneal ulcers, recurrent corneal erosion and corneal dystrophies. They have expertise in performing complex procedures, such as corneal transplantation, corneal ring implants, collagen cross-linking and pterygium removal.

Apart from minor procedures that can be carried out in the clinic consulting or treatment rooms, corneal procedures are performed in our day surgery.

Reconstructive surgery (oculoplastics)

Some patients require surgical treatment of the eyelids or the eye socket (e.g. eyelid tumours, eyelids that do not align properly or drooping eyelids). This type of reconstructive surgery is also referred to as oculoplastics and is performed in our day surgery.

Clinic team

Doctor Partners

Associate Doctors

Dr Philip Hoffman
Dr Ian Hurley

Support staff

Rachel White Practice Manager
Charlottle Gellie Director of Nursing

Getting here

By car

Our clinic is located near Camberwell Junction and the main shopping district. We are easy to reach by car and off-street parking is available at the rear of the clinic.

By public transport

There are multiple public transport options – tram stops for routes 70, 72 and 75 are a 3-minute walk away, and Camberwell train station is a 10-minute walk.

Disability access

The front entrance of the clinic is at ground level and is accessible for people with limited mobility. Please note that there are steps between the rear carpark and the clinic.

Have a question?

IMPORTANT: If you are concerned about your eyes and require an urgent consultation, DO NOT use this form. Please call one of our clinics during office hours or contact your nearest emergency department.