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Vista Day Surgery Recovery Area
Dr Mark Perks
Dr Mark Perks

MBBS; FRANZCO

Adult Ophthalmology; Cataract; Medical retina

Associate Professor Richard Mills
Associate Professor Richard Mills

MBBS, FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed), FRANZCO, PhD

Richard’s major clinical passion is corneal transplantation, in particular the newer forms of lamellar transplantation and the evidence-base for their adoption into routine clinical practice. Richard sub-specialises in cornea, external diseases and anterior segment surgery including cataract. In addition he collaborates with Professor Jamie Craig’s research team in the evaluation of inherited and genetic diseases of the cornea and anterior segment such as keratoconus, Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy, pseudoexfoliation and advanced glaucoma.

Associate Professor John Landers
Associate Professor John Landers

MBBS; MPH; PhD; FRANZCO

While John’s specialist fields are Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, Diabetes and Age-related Macular Degeneration, he holds a keen professional interest in Advanced Glaucoma Surgery, PhacoemulsificationCataract Surgery, Toric IOLs and Intravitreal Lucentis Injections. John’s extensive medical career includes Emergency and Trauma Surgery as well as Neurosurgery.

Dr Jamie Craig
Dr Jamie Craig

MBBS; BMedSci; DPhil; FRANZCO

Adult Ophthalmology; Glaucoma; Cataract; Medical Retina

Dr John Pater
Dr John Pater

BMBS; FRANZCO

John’s specialist fields are Paediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus,  Facial Spasm and Retinopathy of Prematurity.  His passion for Ophthalmology shines through in his registrar training and teaching at Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital and at Flinders Medical Centre.  John also spends time teaching in Darwin and Alice Springs.

Dr Katie Billing
Dr Katie Billing

MBBS, MPHC, FRANZCO

Katie’s specialist fields lie in Adult and Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cataract and Macular Degeneration. As a staff specialist ophthalmologist at the Repatriation General Hospital as well as at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, she’s passionate about providing quality, caring, evidence-based ophthalmic care to her patients. Katie also loves being involved in lecturing and training as well as examining ophthalmology registrars and medical students in South Australia's teaching hospitals.

Dr Stewart Lake
Dr Stewart Lake

MbChB(Hons); BMedSci; FRCOphth

A passionate specialist in the fields of Medical & Surgical Retina, including macular degeneration,diabetes, vitreo macular interface disorders and retinal detachment, Stewart is also a Senior lecturer in ophthalmology at Flinders University. Stewart consults at FMC and is the lead Opthalmologist for Paediatric Retina in South Australia.

Dr Nadia Wittles
Dr Nadia Wittles

MBChB, FC(Ophth)SA, FRANZCO

Nadia manages all general adult ophthalmology inlcuding Cataract, Glaucoma, Surface Oncology, Simple Oculoplastics and Pterygium, Anterior Segment Oncology and Medical Retina. Her specialist experience also includes diabetic and other medical retinal disease.

With a corneal fellowship at Royal Adelaide Hospital its not surprising that her particular passion lies in corneal pathology requiring penetrating keratoplasty or deep lamella grafting.

She believes it is an immense honour to operate as an ophthalmologist and approaches each patient with humble respect for their particular needs and wishes.

Dr Tim Gray
Dr Tim Gray
Dr Matthew Little
Dr Niladri Saha
Dr Niladri Saha

FRCOphth; FRANZCO; MBChB BSc(hons)

Niladri specialises in Vitreoretinal and Macular Surgery, Advanced Cataract Surgery, Diabetic Eye Disease, Retinal Vascular Disease and Age Related Macular Degeneration. Trained in the UK and Australia, Niladri imparts his passion for Ophthalmology by inspiring and teaching Junior Ophthalmologists through the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (Aust and NZ) and Flinders University. He is also Senior Consultant at Flinders Medical Centre specialising in Retinal disease and has been involved in clinical research in this area. Niladri is also an external examiner for the Masters in Ophthalmology degree at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Jern Yee Chen
Dr Jern Yee Chen

MBBS, M. Med, FRANZCO

Dr Chen has a special interest in corneal transplantation, advanced cataract surgery (including toric lens, multifocal lens and monovision options), laser eye surgery and the management of keratoconus.  Dr Chen has research interests in corneal transplantation, infectious keratitis, keratoconus treatment and laser refractive surgery. 

Dr Chen enjoys teaching medical students, ophthalmology trainees and optometrists. She believes in educating patients so they have a better understanding of their eye condition.

Natalie Harlow
Natalie Harlow

General Manager

As General Manager, Natalie Harlow has played a pivotal role in the strategic development of Vista Day Surgery. Her qualifications in nursing and accountancy merge seamlessly in her executive management job overseeing the demanding area of admitted patient services while maintaining the financial sustainability of the business.

Throughout her 23 year career, Natalie has guided significant private health care organisations through successful change, growth and financial stability. She was General Manager at Victoria House Private Hospital in Melbourne and Finance Manager at Strathfield Private Hospital in Sydney, where she was charged with driving the vital business tasks of budgeting, human resource management, contract negotiations, cost accounting, IT management and business development.

Natalie’s experience and qualifications are a valuable asset to Vista Day Surgery and our patients.

Carina Mathiasen
Carina Mathiasen

Director of Clinical Services

Carina is a highly credentialed Registered Nurse. She has had extensive experience both managing and working within the operating theatre environment. Much of this experience has been gained in the area of ophthalmology. She was significantly involved in the commissioning of Vista Day Surgery and achieved accreditation to the National Standards. Thus Carina brings to Vista Day Surgery contemporary knowledge and skills not only in eye surgery but importantly in the efficient management of the perioperative setting.

Under-scoring her commitment to safe patient care, Carina also holds additional post-graduate qualifications and experience in the critical care environment.  She  is a certified ACCCN National Resuscitation Instructor and passionate about teaching.  Her advanced clinical assessment and problem solving skills enhance real-time clinical decision making at Vista Day Surgery.

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