Official opening of Lions Eye Institute Midland

Patients in Perth’s eastern suburbs and surrounding regions will greatly benefit from a new Lions Eye Institute clinic that will be officially opened in Midland on Friday, 12 August 2022.

In an exciting development in Western Australian eye health care, Lions Eye Institute Midland will provide a state-of-the-art private clinic staffed by leading ophthalmologists and ophthalmic professionals at the Midland Specialist Centre, located across from the historic Midland Railway Workshops precinct.

Lions Eye Institute Midland is located a five-minute walk from the train station and has public parking next door.

The new clinic reinforces the Institute’s commitment to ensuring people in Perth’s eastern corridor have access to high quality eye health services. Under the leadership of Dr Hessom Razavi, the Institute has operated a clinic in Midland since 2016.

“We have been working in the area for more than six years, but this new purpose-built facility will provide us with the opportunity to expand our service offering and work even more closely with the local community in ensuring they have access to the best possible eye care,” Dr Razavi said.

Dr Razavi will be joined at Lions Eye Institute Midland by fellow Institute doctors Dr Antony Clark, Dr Geoffrey Chan and Dr Jean-Louis deSousa. All four clinicians are internationally recognised specialists who share the common goal of improving people’s lives. Together they cover a broad range of eye diseases and disorders, including cataract, pterygium, paediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma, strabismus, oculoplastics, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. In addition to treating patients, all Midland clinicians are involved in teaching, research and community outreach work.

Lions Eye Institute Chief Executive Officer, Dr Glen Power, said the wide spectrum of ocular subspecialties, located together in one clinic, had previously only been available in Perth’s western suburbs or CBD.

L-R: Dr Glen Power and Dr Hessom Razavi
Dr Glen Power meets with Hessom Razavi at the Midland clinic
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“We are pleased to be able to offer people to the east of Perth and into the Wheatbelt, access to the highest quality eye care in a location that is highly accessible,” he said.

Both public and private surgery resulting from consultations at Lions Eye Institute Midland may be undertaken at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals. The new clinic will also provide a base for student placements from the newly established Doctor of Optometry program at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

The Institute is proud to partner with UWA in developing this course, which was launched in 2021 as Western Australia’s first optometry degree.

The Institute is also assessing options to run accessible eye health care clinics for refugee and Indigenous communities, as well as glaucoma investigation clinics for Wheatbelt patients, at the Midland clinic.

The Lions Eye Institute is one of Australia’s largest eye clinics and vision research centres. Through clinics in Nedlands, Murdoch, Midland and Broome, and on the Lions Outback Vision Van, the Institute treats more than 70,000 patients annually. The Institute also comprises a medical research institute, Lions Eye Bank, Clinical Trials Centre and Lions Outback Vision.

Lions Eye Institute Midland is located in Suite 1, Level 1 of the Midland Specialist Centre at 81 Yelverton Drive, Midland.

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