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Specialist surgical services

Whitehorse Day Surgery provides a variety of surgical procedures that do not require an overnight stay.


Ophthalmic procedures include:

  • Retinal surgery
  • Cataract and laser cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma filtration surgery (trabeculectomy)
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Oculoplastics

Leading doctors

A number of highly regarded surgical specialists choose to operate at Whitehorse Day Surgery because of our outstanding patient care and state-of-the-art premises.

  • Dr Devinder Chauhan


    Dr Devinder Chauhan is a retinal ophthalmologist with over 20 years of experience. He treats all retinal, macular and vitreous conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment, posterior vitreous detachment, epiretinal membrane and macular hole.

  • Dr Farokh Irani


    Dr Irani has 18 years of experience as an ophthalmologist and specialises in cataract and refractive surgery. His other interests include glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, retinal disease, macular degeneration, and eye lid surgery. He has been a consultant at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital and Austin/Repatriation Hospital.

  • Dr Lei Liu


    With over a decade of local and international experience, Dr Liu has expertise in glaucoma filtration and drainage surgery, cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange. She also performs combined procedures for cataracts and glaucoma. Dr Liu is a consultant at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the Alfred.

  • Dr Eric Mayer


    Dr Eric Mayer has many years of experience in routine and complex ophthalmic surgery. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all retinal conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retinal vein occlusion and macular hole.

  • Dr Daniel McKay


    Dr McKay is a cataract, eyelid and ocular oncology surgeon with expertise in medical retina and ocular pathology. He holds public appointments at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Monash Health, Eastern Health and St Vincents Hospital and is Chair of the Ocular Oncology Special Interest Group.

  • Dr Elvis Ojaimi


    Dr Ojaimi is an experienced vitreoretinal surgeon who completed his general ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital and underwent extensive medical and surgical retinal fellowship training in Melbourne and Canada. He has an interest in innovative retinal surgical instrumentation and enjoys teaching students from both Monash and Melbourne medical schools.

  • Dr Alex Tan


    Dr Tan has significant expertise in the field of cataract surgery and has performed over 3,000 successful surgeries. He also has interests in glaucoma, medical retina, oculoplastics and general eye conditions. Dr Tan holds public appointments at Monash Health and Eastern Health.

  • Dr Janice Thean


    Dr Thean has over 15 years of experience as a general ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon. She has an interest in small incision cataract surgery and Toric lens implantation, and diagnoses and manages glaucoma and medical retina. She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Foo Chow and Malay.

Fully equipped, purpose-built facility

Patients can expect to receive the highest standard of care at Whitehorse Day Surgery.

Not only do the surgeons who operate at our purpose-built facility have the latest technology at their fingertips, but our highly experienced and attentive staff are committed to ensuring your stay with us is as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

  • Quiet and comfortable waiting areas (magazines, TV, tea & coffee station, free WiFi)
  • Fully equipped operating theatre
  • On-site sterile services department

Whitehorse Day Surgery is a part of Vision Hospital Group, an established operator of numerous day surgeries in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland. Vision Hospital Group’s longstanding experience in running specialist healthcare facilities, together with its recognised quality management systems, helps to ensure optimal outcomes for all patients.

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Fully accredited

Whitehorse Day Surgery Centre is licensed with VIC Health.

We are also accredited to ISO 9001 Quality Management Standards and the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

Quality statement

In accordance with our values, Whitehorse Day Surgery Centre endeavours to provide the highest level of customer service and optimise outcomes for our patients.

We achieve this by implementing quality management systems that meet the requirements of the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 standards, as well as the Australian National Safety and Quality Health Standards in our day surgeries.

Accreditation to these standards involves:

  • Compliance with the relevant Australian and professional standards, legislations and regulations
  • A focus on continuous improvement
  • Partnering with consumers to maximise customer satisfaction with the services provided
  • Establishment of governance and reporting structures
  • Best clinical practice that aims to maximise outcomes, safety and comfort for our patients
  • Staff education and training in patient-centred care.

Whitehorse Day Surgery Centre implements a patient-centred care approach to improve the healthcare experience and outcomes for our patients.

Whitehorse Day Surgery Centre strives to achieve good corporate governance through effective risk management in a controlled and appropriate manner.

Quality management

ISO 9001 is one of the most recognisable international standards for quality management – certification indicates that an organisation’s service or product meets a certain level of quality. ISO 9001 is the standard accepted by all private health funds.

The Australian NSQHS Standards were developed to protect the public from harm and improve the quality of health care.

At Whitehorse Day Surgery Centre, you can rest assured that you are in the very best of hands.

In safe hands

In safe hands logo (rest assured you're in safe hands)As Australia’s largest private ophthalmology provider and operator of ten day surgeries, our aim is to deliver world-class care to patients by focusing on the quality and safety of our services. We promise to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your medical care by focusing on three key areas: infection control, emotional safety and wellbeing and a commitment to quality – you can download our ‘In safe hands’ program outline here.

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Patient safety

As a registered healthcare service, antimicrobial control is a critical part of our successful operation. Antimicrobial stewardship, together with infection prevention/control and hand hygiene, is a key strategy at Whitehorse Day Surgery Centre to encourage safe and appropriate use of antimicrobials, reduce patient harm and decrease the incidence of resistance.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has identified improved healthcare worker hand hygiene as the highest priority area to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections. Whitehorse Day Surgery Centre staff adhere to a rigorous, facility-wide hand hygiene program that is compliant with Hand Hygiene Australia. We also exceed the national average as given by the National Hand Hygiene Initiative.

Director of Nursing

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