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Doctors and staff

Our highly-skilled professionals and clinical staff will ensure you receive the highest quality of care. You will be supported before, prior to, during and after your surgery, by Vista’s highly-trained staff.

Vista Day Surgery staff provide a friendly and comfortable environment for your stay.

Dr Mark Perks Vista Day Surgery1

Dr Mark Perks MBBS; FRANZCO

Specialist fields:

  • Adult ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetes
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Laser
Associate Professor Richard Mills Vista Day Surgery

Associate Professor Richard Mills MBBS, FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed), FRANZCO, PhD

ADULT OPHTHALMOLOGY; CORNEA AND EXTERNAL EYE DISEASES; CATARACT; GLAUCOMA

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 Vista Day Surgery v2

Associate Professor John Landers MBBS; MPH; PhD; FRANZCO

ADULT OPHTHALMOLOGY; GLAUCOMA; CATARACT SURGERY; MEDICAL RETINA; ADVANCED GLAUCOMA SURGERY.

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.

Professor Jamie Craig Vista Day Surgery

Professor Jamie Craig MBBS; BMedSci; DPhil; FRANZCO

ADULT OPHTHALMOLOGY; GLAUCOMA; CATARACT SURGERY; MEDICAL RETINA; DIABETES; FLUORESCEIN ANGIOGRAPHY; LASER

Prof Jamie Craig is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specializing in the care of glaucoma patients. He is a clinician-scientist with a strong track record in clinical and genetic research. As a NHMRC Practitioner-Fellow, he seeks to translate his laboratory-based research into clinical practice.

Specific research interests include the genetic susceptibility to all forms of glaucoma, congenital cataract, and diabetic retinopathy. He has skills in clinical diagnosis and disease management, as well as having made important discoveries on the genetic etiology of glaucoma and other ocular conditions.

He is experienced in patient recruitment, and has pioneered strategies to develop a National Registry of cases with extremely severe vision loss from glaucoma: The Australian and New Zealand Register of Advanced Glaucoma (ANZRAG). This work has led to genome-wide association studies for identification of genes associated with glaucoma susceptibility. A similar approach is now underway for blindness due to diabetic retinopathy: Registry of Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy in Australia (RADAR).

Having completed a D.Phil. in the analysis of complex traits by genome wide linkage approaches, he maintains a detailed understanding of strategies to enhance power by careful case selection, and the utilization of clinical information to refine analyses. Being responsible for direct patient care, he attaches a high priority to applying research outcomes to better models of patient care.

Dr John Pater Vista Day Surgery

Dr John Pater BMBS; FRANZCO

PAEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY; OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS; LACRIMAL SURGERY

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 Vista Day Surgery

Dr Katie Billing MBBS, MPHC, FRANZCO

ADULT OPHTHALMOLOGY; PAEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY; CATARACT SURGERY; MACULAR DEGENERATION; DIABETES; GLAUCOMA

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 Vista Day Surgery

Dr Stewart Lake MbChB(Hons); BMedSci; FRCOphth

ADULT OPHTHALMOLOGY; CATARACT; GLAUCOMA; MEDICAL RETINA; VITREORETINAL SURGERY

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

CATARACT; GLAUCOMA; SURFACE ONCOLOGY; SIMPLE OCULOPLASTICS AND PTERYGIUM; ANTERIOR SEGMENT ONCOLOGY; MEDICAL RETINA

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 Vista Day Surgery

Dr Tim Gray

Dr Matthew Little BSc (Physics), MBBS (Honours), FRANZCO

MACULAR DEGENERATION; RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION; DIABETIC RETINOPATHY; CATARACT SURGERY; OCULAR INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS; MEDICAL RETINA; CATARACT SURGERY

Dr Little completed medical training in South Australia at Flinders Medical Centre graduating with honours, before completing Ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Melbourne. Dr Little undertook a further fellowship year at RVEEH with sub-specialist training in Retinal disorders. During this year he was also responsible for teaching cataract surgery to junior specialist trainees in Victoria as Chief Registrar. Additionally he was an associate investigator at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) conducting research trials for macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, diabetic retinopathy, cataract surgery and ocular inflammatory disorders. Specialties: Medical Retina and Cataract Surgery

Dr Jern Yee Chen

Dr Jern Yee Chen MBBS, M. Med, FRANZCO

CORNEA; CATARACT; ANTERIOR SEGMENT; COMPREHENSIVE ADULT OPHTHALMOLOGY

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.

Dr Dania Qatarneh Vista Day Surgery

Dr Dania Qatarneh MA (CANTAB), MBBCHIR, FRCOPHTH, FRANZCO

MEDICAL RETINA; CATARACT SURGERY; DIABETIC EYE DISEASE; AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION; RETINAL VASCULAR DISEASE; RETINAL LASERS; INTRA-VITREAL INJECTIONS

Dania specialises in medical retina and cataract surgery. Her areas of expertise include Diabetic eye disease, Age-related macular degeneration and retinal vascular disease. She has extensive experience with retinal lasers, cataract surgery and intra-vitreal injections. Dania is also actively involved in the latest research and clinical trials in the field of medical retina by holding a position as a senior research fellow at CERA.

Dr Swati Sinkar Vista Day Surgery

Dr Swati Sinkar MBBS, DNB, FRANZCO

PAEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY, COMPREHENSIVE ADULT OPHTHALMOLOGY, CATARACT, GLAUCOMA, EYELID SURGERY, HEMIFACIAL AND BLEPHAROSPASM TREATMENT

Swati sub-­‐specialises in Paediatric Ophthalmology with a special interest in Paediatric anterior segment conditions and retinopathy of prematurity. She also specialises in comprehensive adult ophthalmology including Cataract, Glaucoma, eyelid malposition, hemi facial and blepharospasm. Swati enjoys formulating new ideas and is actively involved in research. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Her current projects include accidental and non-­‐accidental eye injuries in children. Swati is actively involved in teaching and education of general practitioners, medical students, postgraduate trainees, optometrists and ophthalmic nurses.

Dr Tim Greenwell Vista Day Surgery 1

Dr Tim Greenwell MBBS; FRANZCO

GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY; CATARACT SURGERY; RETINAL CONDITIONS INCLUDING MACULAR DEGENERATION; DIABETIC EYE DISEASE

Tim is a specialist eye surgeon with expertise in general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and retinal conditions including macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. He has a special interest in managing patients with inflammatory eye diseases. He is committed to providing high quality, patient-focused care.

Dr Susie Luu

Dr Susie Luu MBBS MPH FRANZCO

ADULT OPHTHALMOLOGY; PAEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY; CATARACT SURGERY; GLAUCOMA; DIABETES AND MACULAR DEGENERATION

Dr Susie Luu completed her medical degree at the University of Adelaide and a Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney. She completed her ophthalmology training in South Australia and went on to complete a fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Dr Adam T Sheridan Vista Day Surgery

Dr Adam Sheridan MBBS FACD FACMS FAAFPS

Dr Adam Sheridan is a Dermatologist with special expertise in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Medical Lasers. He is uniquely qualified, having undergone Specialist Dermatology training in Australia and the United Kingdom; and Clinical Research Fellowships in Dermatology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the UK.

Dr Sheridan is referred to for expert management of dermatological conditions, including those below. We look forward to caring for you.

  • Skin cancer: BCC, SCC, Melanoma, AFX, Merkel Cell Carcinoma and others
  • Acne and related issues such as scarring
  • Rosacea, facial flushing and poikiloderma
  • Vascular lesions and broken vessels
  • Photodamage, pigmentation and ageing
  • Hyperhidrosis
Carina Mathiasen Director of clinical services Vista Day Surgery

Carina Mathiasen Director of Clinical Services

ACCREDITATION TO THE AS/NZS ISO 9001:16 AND NATIONAL STANDARDS WITH MERITS; CRITICAL CARE ENVIRONMENT; CERTIFIED ACCCN NATIONAL RESUSCITATION INSTRUCTOR

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 AS/NZS ISO 9001:16 and National Standards with Merits. 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 and the Day Hospital 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.

Natalie Harlow General Manager Vista Day Surgery

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.