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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 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.

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Dr Andrew Shaw


Dr Andrew Shaw is a highly skilled general ophthalmologist, vitreoretinal surgeon and cataract surgeon. He completed specialist ophthalmology training in the United Kingdom and further fellowship training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital. Dr Shaw teaches trainee eye doctors in addition to his clinical practice.

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.

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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.

Learn about our values

Fully accredited

Whitehorse Day Surgery Centre is licensed with VIC Health.

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

Quality statement

In alignment with our core values, Whitehorse Day Surgery is dedicated to delivering exceptional care underpinned by integrity, accountability and team work, with the aim to provide high-quality, patient-centred services. We prioritise consumer engagement and feedback to optimise patient outcomes and ensure outstanding customer service for those under our care.

To uphold these standards, we have implemented robust quality management systems aligning with the requirements of the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care’s National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

Accreditation to these standards involves:

  • Compliance with professional standards, relevant Australian legislations, regulations and law
  • A focus on and commitment to continuous quality improvement
  • Partnering with consumers by treating them with dignity and respect, sharing information, and encouraging active participation
  • Establishment of robust governance and reporting structures
  • Implementation of clinical evidence-based practices focused on maximising outcomes, safety and comfort for consumers
  • Ongoing education and development of staff in providing high-quality patient care.

Whitehorse Day Surgery remains steadfast in its commitment to a patient-centred approach, striving to enhance the healthcare experience and outcomes for consumers. This commitment is realised through strong leadership, effective corporate governance and prudent risk management practices, all conducted in a controlled and appropriate manner.

Quality management

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

Whitehorse Day Surgery supports partnering with consumers to help them make informed decisions about their treatment and care options. Through the use of Clinical Care Standards, we help people get the right care in the right place at the right time. The Clinical Care Standards are produced by The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, which also oversees the NSQHS Standards. You can use the information contained in the Clinical Care Standards to guide discussions with our healthcare professionals about treatment options suitable for your condition.

Learn more about the Clinical Care Standards

In safe hands

In safe hands logo (rest assured you're in safe hands)

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 through our In Safe Hands initiative: infection control, emotional safety and wellbeing, and a commitment to quality.

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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 to encourage the 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 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.

If you would like to learn more about our quality and safety systems, please read our annual Quality of Care report.

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


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    Whitehorse Day Surgery acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land on which all of our day hospitals around Australia are placed. We extend this respect to all First Nations peoples, as patients, employees and community members – and to their Elders past, present and emerging.