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Specialist surgical services

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


Ophthalmic procedures include:

  • Cataract and lens surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery (e.g. iStent, trabeculectomy)
  • Intravitreal injections
  • Corneal procedures including alcohol delamination
  • Reconstructive surgery (oculoplastics).

Leading doctors

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

  • Dr Andrew Atkins


    Dr Atkins has practiced as an eye surgeon in Victoria for 20 years. Originally from Hobart, Tasmania he trained in NSW at the Sydney Eye Hospital. After successfully completing his training as an eye surgeon, he was accepted as a Fellow in the United Kingdom, training with eminent professor Mr Michael Clarke, at the Royal Victorian Infirmary.

  • Dr Uday Bhatt


    Dr Uday Bhatt is a highly experienced ophthalmologist. He specialises in cataract surgery and can offer his patients the latest technological advances in this field, including laser cataract surgery and intraocular lenses. Dr Bhatt treats refractive errors and is an experienced laser eye surgeon (LASIK and ASLA). He is also a corneal specialist and treats the full range of corneal conditions, including keratoconus, pterygium and recurrent corneal erosions.

  • Dr Mohamed Elnahrawy


    Dr Mohamed Elnahrawy is a highly experienced ophthalmologist, with special interests in cataract, glaucoma and refractive surgery. He has a PhD in refractive surgery. Dr Elnahrawy completed his subspecialty training in glaucoma and cataract surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, where he is currently a glaucoma consultant. In addition to having close to 20 years of clinical experience, he was also an ophthalmology lecturer for over 10 years at Alexandria University, Egypt. He is actively involved in research and has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Dr Ian Hurley


    Dr Hurley’s areas of interest include cataract surgery and glaucoma management, including drainage surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). Dr Hurley trained as an ophthalmologist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. He completed a glaucoma fellowship at Cambridge University, and studied ophthalmic pathology at Duke University.

  • Dr James La Nauze


    Dr La Nauze is a passionate ophthalmologist with an extensive surgical background. He has trained at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, as well as in Cambridge, UK. Dr La Nauze has been consulting at Vision Eye Institute Footscray for the past 18 years.

  • Dr Rahman Nazari


    Dr Rahman Nazari is an experienced ophthalmic surgeon, with particular expertise in complex cataract surgeries and achieving optimal refractive outcomes using the latest intraocular lenses. He also specialises in the management of medical retinal conditions. Dr Nazari is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and also consults at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. He has published several research articles in international ophthalmology journals.

  • Dr Nima Pakrou


    Dr Nima Pakrou is an experienced ophthalmologist, with expertise across a range of eye conditions. His subspecialties include medical retinal diseases (e.g. macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy), cataract surgery (including complex cataract surgery), eyelid (lacrimal) surgery and intraocular inflammation (e.g. uveitis).

  • Dr Dustin Pomerleau


    Dr Dustin Pomerleau is a highly experienced cataract surgeon, fellowship-trained retinal specialist and vitreo-retinal surgeon. He has expertise in both uncomplicated and complex cataract surgeries. Dr Pomerleau’s other interests include ocular inflammation (uveitis) and ocular oncology. He completed his ophthalmology specialist training at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. In addition to his private practice, Dr Pomerleau holds a public appointment at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

  • Dr Justin Sherwin


    Dr Sherwin is a highly skilled ophthalmic surgeon, with special interests in cataract surgery and glaucoma management. He also treats patients with medical retinal conditions, including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, and general eye conditions. Dr Sherwin manages glaucoma with medication, laser and surgical treatments. With surgery, he uses both traditional and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) approaches.

  • Dr Aaron Yeung


    Dr Yeung is an ophthalmologist with special interests in retinal conditions (e.g. age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions), ocular oncology and uveitis. In addition, he sees patients with glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology disorders. He also performs cataract surgery, retinal laser treatment and intravitreal injections, as well as practising general ophthalmology.

Fully equipped, purpose-built facility

Patients can expect to receive the highest standard of care at Footscray 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

Footscray 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

Footscray 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, Footscray 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.

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

Footscray 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 Footscray 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, our aim is to deliver world-class eye 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 Footscray 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. Footscray 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

Mini Thomas

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