North West Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Specialist eye services in Brisbane’s north

A wide range of ophthalmic / eye surgery services are available at North West Private Hospital – delivered by specialists supported by specially trained staff and state of the art equipment.

Our modern hospital in a leafy, suburban setting offers patients the added convenience of free onsite parking.

A GP or optometrist referral is required to have a consultation with one of our specialists. Please request a referral to a North West Private Hospital specialist to discuss your treatment options.

Eye Treatment Options

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed eye surgery and is a safe and effective way to repair vision loss caused by cataracts.

The procedure usually takes around 20–30 minutes, under local or topical anaesthetic with sedation, utilising specialised, modern technology to remove the opaque crystalline lens and replace it with a new synthetic intraocular lens.

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery is a relatively new treatment option that involves your surgeon cutting very small incisions with the use of a microscopic device, and/ or inserting a minute stent allowing fluid to exit the eye and reduce eye pressure caused by glaucoma. Please discuss whether this treatment option is suitable for you with your doctor.

Paediatric Eye Conditions

Diagnosis and management of paediatric eye conditions such as blocked tear ducts and more.

Intravitreal Injections

An intravitreal injection involves injecting medication into the eye. They treat retinal or macular conditions including wet macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic eye disease, retinal vein occlusion and ocular inflammation.


Treatment of a fleshy overgrowth of the conjunctiva, which is the thin, clear membrane on the surface of the eye.

Strabismus (Squint) – Paediatric and adult

Diagnosis and management of misalignment of the eyes, in both children and adults.

Oculoplastic Surgery


Blepharoplasty is a procedure that involves surgically removing excess eyelid skin (dermatochalasis). Excess eyelid fat may also be removed at the same time. While dermatochalasis is usually caused by ageing, family history, smoking and sun exposure are contributing factors.

The procedure usually takes about an hour, with local anaesthesia with sedation.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Including double eyelid creases, lower eyelid bags, excess upper eyelid skin, brow droops and more.

Drooping Eyelids (PTOSIS) Surgery

Ptosis, commonly known as drooping eyelids can be treated to stop any visual interference caused.

A surgical procedure can be used to re-attach or shorten the muscles or tendon that raise the eyelid. Hidden sutures are used to raise the eyelid and are removed around a week after surgery. This operation generally takes around 45 minutes per eye.

Ectropion / Entropion

Ectropion is the medical term used to describe the outward turning of the lower eyelid and Entropion is the inward turning of the eyelid.

Symptoms include excessive tearing, redness, and irritation of the eye.

It can be repaired surgically to relieve symptoms and reposition the eyelid. The surgery usually lasts around 60 minutes, performed under local anaesthesia with sedation.

Eyelid Skin Tumour Removal

There are a range of benign and malignant eyelid skin tumours, some of which can be very damaging to the eye and eye socket. These tumours are normally treated by conducting a surgical excision by an oculoplastic surgeon.

Surgery for Watery Eye Conditions

There are several conditions that cause watery eyes. Specialists at North West Private Hospital offer a range of treatment options.

View our Ophthalmology specialists

Please request a referral to a North West Private Hospital ophthalmologist to discuss your treatment options.