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Southern Cross Wellington Hospital - Ophthalmology (Eye Surgery)

Private Surgical Service, Ophthalmology

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.


At Southern Cross Hospital in Wellington we want you to feel well cared for and that you leave our hospital satisfied with the care you have received. A hospital visit can be an anxious time and we will do all we can to make your experience a comfortable and positive one. A very capable team will take care of you.

Investing in quality

At our Wellington hospital, our promise is a quality-driven service. We deliver quality care, not only to Southern Cross members, but also to patients with other private medical insurers.

Increasingly, we are providing services to those who pay for surgery themselves, and to patients funded by ACC and through other specific public funding arrangements.

Whilst in our Wellington hospital, patients can expect:

  • a professional, caring nursing team, whose focus is on the patients’ wellbeing and comfort
  • comfortable private rooms for overnight stay, with a large ensuite, television and radio facilities
  • nourishing, quality meals for overnight patients (with attention to your special dietary needs on request)
  • a modern, well-equipped day-stay facility for those not requiring overnight stay
  • support from our team to ensure that from admission to discharge, the administrative procedures run as smoothly as possible
  • flexible visiting hours and visiting arrangements to ensure a restful environment for all of our patients
  • free parking facilities.

As demand for new services grows within the Wellington region, we continue to invest in our facilities to ensure that we respond to the needs of specialists and patients in the greater Wellington region and beyond.


Procedures / Treatments

  • Cataract

    A tiny incision is made in your eye and the cataract is broken up into small pieces using ultrasound vibrations.… More

  • Corneal Surgery

    Laser Refractive Surgery: LASIK and PRK laser treatments are used to correct refractive or focusing errors by reshaping the cornea.… More

  • Glaucoma

    Treatment is aimed at improving drainage of the excess fluid in the eye.… More

  • Ptosis Surgery

    This procedure typically involves making a small cut (incision) in the fold of the upper eyelid and shortening or reattaching the stretched or weakened eyelid lifting muscle. More

  • Retinal Surgery

    Laser: can be used to mend tears, seal leaking blood vessels or reattach minor retinal detachments.… More

  • Squints (Strabismus)

    An incision (cut) is made in the lining of the eye (the clear film that covers the eyeball).… More

Visiting Hours

  • Weekdays: 8.00am to 8.00pm
  • Weekends: 8.00am to 8.00pm

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Free patient parking is provided.

Contact Details

90 Hanson Street
Wellington 6021

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Street Address

90 Hanson Street
Wellington 6021

Postal Address

PO Box 7233
Wellington 6242

This page was last updated at 1:58PM on August 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern Cross Wellington Hospital - Ophthalmology (Eye Surgery).