The services they can offer include general ophthalmic, medical and surgical retina, diabetes and glaucoma management, as well as oculoplastics and strabismus care.
We are fortunate to have two highly experienced ophthalmologists, Dr Ed Boets and Dr Andre Horak, to care for the needs of people who live in the Mackay and surrounding regions (we visit Proserpine and Bowen on a monthly basis).
We are situated across the road from the Mackay Mater Hospital and located 5 minutes drive from both Caneland Shoppingtown and Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre. Also close by is Northpoint Retail Centre. We have parking facilities in front, beside and behind our premises and for those who cannot drive, there is a bus stop outside the Mater Hospital.
Our bright, modern facilities highlights the advanced technology we have available. We believe the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, while every effort is made to give our patients a warm welcome and a happy smile. Even so, we appreciate that efficiency is important, and always strive for timely service in order to keep waiting times to a minimum.
A cataract is when the natural of the eye becomes cloudy due to the ageing process. The only method of treatment is cataract surgery, which allows for the replacement of the natural lens with an artificial lens. Dr Boets and Dr Horak are both highly experienced cataract surgeons. Learn more about cataract surgery
Glaucoma is the name of a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve. Unfortunately there is no cure for glaucoma – however, the sooner it is diagnosed, the better the visual outcomes for the patient.