Cairns Day Surgery
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Cairns Day Surgery delivers eye surgery through experienced FIFO doctors

Aug 07, 2019

Retinal surgery is now available at Cairns Day Surgery, following the arrival of two new experienced surgeons in the region.

Both doctors will periodically travel to Cairns from Brisbane to consult and operate, saving patients the burden of needing to travel to larger metropolitan areas.

Ramsay Cairns CEO Ben Tooth said: “I’m extremely supportive of the increased specialised services to the region for patients who otherwise would have to travel to receive this care.”

Retinal surgeon Dr Mark Donaldson started at the facility this week and joins the team with more than 19 years’ experience. He specialises in the treatment of diseases and disorders of the retina, vitreous and macula including retinal detachment, tears and vein occlusions.

Dr Michael Hogden is the second specialist joining the surgery, which will help expand the ophthalmology services at the facility. The vitreoretinal surgeon received his training in Queensland before pursuing additional retinal training in New York, the United Kingdom and North America. His main speciality areas include retinal detachment and tears, complex cataract surgery requiring vitreoretinal intervention and inherited retinal disease.

The surgery has also installed the latest high-resolution microscopes from Zeiss and a state-of-the-art high-speed vitrectomy machine and lasers from Alcon.

Both surgeons will provide a monthly service.