The Ophthalmology service provides acute and elective outpatient, day patient and in patient services for the people in South Canterbury.


Ophthalmology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye. This includes the area surrounding the eyes such as bones, muscles, eyelids and tear ducts.

Common conditions treated medically and surgically are:

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Squint
  • Diabetic retinopathy problems related to blood pressure
  • Macular degeneration
  • Pyterigium
  • Skin lesions in proximity of eye

Outpatient clinics
South Canterbury Eye Clinic
82 High Street (enter via South Street)
Timaru, 7910

Surgery performed at Timaru Hospital
Queen Street, Timaru

Contact Information

Outpatient Enquiries
South Canterbury Eye Clinic
Phone: 03 684 8515 or Email: info@southcanterburyeyeclinic.co.nz