Vision Eye Institute has partnered with Eye Surgeons SA (ESSA), an ophthalmic practice founded by Dr Paul Athanasiov, one of the original surgeons at Windsor Gardens Day Surgery in Adelaide.

Vision Eye Institute is one of the largest private providers of specialist eye care in Australia. Its network consists of 20 eye clinics servicing New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, and 10 day surgeries under the Vision Hospital Group banner.

By joining forces with ESSA, Vision Eye Institute has added two new clinics (North Adelaide and Windsor Gardens) and three other consulting locations to its network.

‘We are delighted to bring together Vision Eye Institute and ESSA to share the best of both practices,’ says James Thiedeman, CEO of Vision Eye Institute and Vision Hospital Group. ‘With Vision Eye Institute’s scale and provenance, and ESSA’s local knowledge and energy, we look forward to delivering exemplary eye care to the South Australian community.’

ESSA clinics are fully equipped for ophthalmic consultations, diagnostic testing and minor procedures. Surgery is performed at accredited facilities associated with each consulting location, including Windsor Gardens Day Surgery. The new Windsor Gardens clinic is co-located with the day surgery, ensuring continuity of care for patients undergoing surgical procedures.

Dr Paul Athanasiov is an experienced ophthalmologist and the Principal Ophthalmologist at ESSA. His main areas of expertise are cataract and lens surgery, pterygium, glaucoma and corneal transplantation. He also diagnoses and treats other eye conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and keratoconus.

‘Partnering with Vision Eye Institute will allow us to take our clinical care to a new level,’ Dr Paul Athanasiov says. ‘Vision Eye Institute ensures all their practices and hospitals throughout Australia are of the highest standard regarding patient and staff safety.’

Mr Thiedeman adds, ‘This extension of our relationship with Paul represents a further opportunity to ensure Adelaide has access to the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies.’

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