Chatswood Day Surgery, NSW | Ophthalmic (eye) Surgery Centre

About Chatswood Day Surgery

Chatswood Day Surgery is an accredited, purpose-built facility for ophthalmic surgery. The day surgery features state-of-the-art equipment and technology to support the latest surgical techniques, optimise patient outcomes and ensure patient comfort at all times.

Director of Nursing

Jo-Ann Dean


Contact us
Level 3/270 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
Tel: 02 9424 9999
Fax: 02 9410 3000
Email: [email protected]

Mon–Fri 7.00 am–5.00 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Chatswood Day Surgery entrance | Vision Hospital Group

Chatswood Day Surgery services

Chatswood Day Surgery is an accredited and fully equipped facility for ophthalmic procedures.

  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
    • Trabeculectomy
    • Vitrectomy
    • Vitreoretinal surgery
    • Pterygium surgery and autoconjunctival graft
    • Corneal cross-linking
    • Corneal transplantation
    • Intravitreal eye injections
    • Reconstructive surgery (oculoplastics):
      • Blepharoplasty
      • Ectropion repair
      • Entropion repair
      • Ptosis repair
      • Conjunctivoplasty
      • Pingueculum
      • Excision of lesions (e.g. basal cell carcinoma)

Getting here

By car

Our day surgery is conveniently located in the business hub of Chatswood on Sydney’s north shore, around 15-minutes’ drive from the city centre. There is free parking for 3 hours at the Chatswood Chase shopping centre opposite our day surgery.

DO NOT DRIVE YOURSELF TO YOUR APPOINTMENT – you will not be allowed to drive home after your surgery, so please arrange for someone to pick you up instead.

By public transport

There are a number of public transport options available. Chatswood train station is a short walk away, and several bus routes (115, 120, 137 and 275 and 281) stop right beside our day surgery.

Disability access

The day surgery has lift access for people with limited mobility.

Chatswood Day Surgery

270 Victoria Avenue Chatswood NSW 2067

T: (02) 9424 9999

Patient FAQs

Below are some frequently-asked questions about Chatswood Day Surgery. For more information about preparing for your visit, download our site brochure, check out our downloadable resources or visit our dedicated ‘For patients’ page.


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A/Prof Colin Chan


Adjunct Professor Colin Chan is an internationally recognised expert in vision correction procedures, including laser eye surgery (LASIK, SMILE® and ASLA/PRK), refractive lens exchange and laser cataract surgery. He has more than 18 years of experience as an eye surgeon and has performed over 8,000 eye surgery procedures. Prof Chan also focuses his practice on the treatment of keratoconus and pterygium. He has expertise in techniques such as corneal ring implants, collagen cross-linking and corneal transplant.

Prof Chan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra (Faculty of Health), a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the Program Director of the Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney.

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Dr Simon Chen


Dr Simon Chen is a highly experienced retinal and cataract surgeon. Dr Chen dedicates his practice to the treatment of retinal disease and cataract surgery. He is an expert in modern techniques of vitrectomy surgery to treat epiretinal membranes, macular holes, diabetic retinopathy, floaters, retinal detachments and ocular trauma; and in eye (intravitreal) injections for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions.

Dr Chen was one of the first surgeons in the world to perform laser cataract surgery and regularly receives referrals for complex cataract surgery, especially in patients with retinal disease, ocular trauma or following complications from previous eye surgery.

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Dr Laura Fernandes Coelho


Dr Laura Fernandes Coelho brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the field of ophthalmology. Trained in Brazil at the esteemed University of São Paulo, she honed her skills in the largest and most prestigious ophthalmology centre in Latin America. Here, she completed her initial fellowships in glaucoma, cataract, and refractive surgery, laying a strong foundation for her career. Subsequently, Dr Coelho pursued advanced training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, where she specialised in addressing complex cases involving the cornea, anterior segment, and cataract surgery.

Alongside her clinical endeavours, she found fulfilment in mentoring and supervising surgical procedures conducted by registrars, a responsibility she embraced with passion. Dr Coelho is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and is actively engaged in RANZCO committees and initiatives. Additionally, Dr Coelho maintains a proactive approach to professional development by regularly attending national and international conferences, ensuring she remains abreast of the latest advancements and technologies. This commitment to ongoing education allows her to provide her patients with the safest and most advanced treatments available.

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Dr Rushmia Karim


Dr Rushmia Karim is a UK-trained ophthalmologist with over 10 years of experience. She specialises in children’s eye health and is a skilled surgeon, performing cataract, lens and strabismus (squint) surgery in both adults and children. She also has a special interest in neuro-ophthalmology (nerve-related vision problems).

Dr Karim trained in the highly regarded London ophthalmology vocational program including the world-famous Moorfields Eye Hospital. She also completed the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital fellowship program in paediatrics and squint surgery. Prior to her return to Sydney, Dr Karim was the Head of the Paediatric Eye Service at the distinguished Prince Charles Eye Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Trust, Reading, UK.

Dr Karim has been extensively involved in research. She has published numerous papers in prestigious journals and has presented her research at conferences around the world.

She is fluent in Bengali.

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Dr David Ng


Despite having gained a wide breadth of clinical expertise in neurosurgery and plastic surgery, Dr David Ng eventually chose to specialise in ophthalmology and completed his training at the renowned Sydney Eye Hospital. As a general ophthalmologist, Dr Ng treats patients with a broad range of eye conditions. He has considerable experience in performing laser cataract surgery and regularly lectures on this area to optometrists and other doctors. Dr Ng also has a particular interest in glaucoma and medical diseases of the retina, such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and retinal vessel disease. Some other conditions Dr Ng regularly manages and treats include eyelid lesions and pterygium (Surfer’s Eye). For pterygium surgery, Dr Ng uses tissue glue to reduce the need for sutures.

Dr Ng is a designated aviation ophthalmologist (DAO) and is able to provide medical and eye examination services for pilots and individuals applying for aviation licences.

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A/Prof Tim Roberts


Tim Roberts is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal North Shore Hospital. He is a highly experienced cataract and glaucoma surgeon. A/Prof Roberts has been honoured with Global Achievement Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and other international societies for his contributions to scientific and educational programs and to the field of ophthalmology. His clinical and research interests are numerous and include the development and utilisation of new and innovative technologies and therapies in ophthalmology, medical ethics and education.

A/Prof Roberts has published over 60 research articles, book chapters and editorials and given over 200 presentations at scientific meetings around the world. He has also served on the editorial board of a number of journals and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Cataract textbook and sits on various government, industry, university and professional advisory boards.

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Prof Gerard Sutton


Prof Gerard Sutton is one of Australia’s leading ophthalmic surgeons and is internationally recognised as an expert in cataract surgery, laser vision correction and corneal transplantation. He is a highly experienced eye surgeon, having performed over 25,000 surgical procedures. Prof Sutton has significant expertise in vision correction (e.g. LASIK, ASLA/PRK, SMILE®, refractive lens exchange and implantable lenses) and can offer patients the latest intraocular lens products (including trifocal lenses).

Prof Sutton is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Sydney and also established the world’s first university course in refractive (laser eye) surgery. He has published more than 150 scientific papers and been invited to present internationally on over 100 occasions. Prof Sutton has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the XOVA Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology and the Inaugural John Parr Medal.

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Our day surgeries in New South Wales

Fully accredited

We are committed to continuously monitoring and improving customer service. Our practice has developed a quality management system to meet the requirements of the National Safety and Quality in Health Services Standards (NSQHS), and achieve certification. These standards focus on the effectiveness of a practice’s quality management system in meeting the needs of its customer. Please let our reception staff know if you wish to provide us with feedback on our service – we welcome and appreciate all input.

Read more about patient safety and our quality and safety standards on our ‘About us’ page.

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