About Us

Central Queensland Cataract Centre offers state-of-the-art ophthalmology services right here in Central Queensland.

With modern clinics located in Rockhampton and Gladstone, there is no need to travel to receive the very best in cataract surgical solutions.

We have one simple goal: to help our patients achieve optimum vision by providing expert knowledge, surgery and care at an affordable price. The advantages are clear to see.

Our cataract surgeon, Dr David Kitchen, is Central Queensland’s only local full-time resident ophthalmologist.

As a double fellowship specialist with both the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and having performed more than 20,000 eye surgeries over two decades as a consultant eye specialist, Dr Kitchen is among the most experienced and qualified ophthalmologists in Australia.

With a special interest in cataract and intraocular refractive surgery, glaucoma, oculoplastic procedures, laser blepharoplasty, pterygium and medical retina, Dr Kitchen has been providing ophthalmology services in the region since 1996.

We make it affordable

We make the life-changing benefits of cataract surgery more accessible, regardless of your financial situation. Uninsured patients may be eligible to receive bulk billing and patients with private health insurance may be eligible for no out-of-pocket costs.

Click here for more information on cataract surgery options and cost.

We make it fast

We have the ability to fast-track patients who require treatment.

We aim to provide treatment within days; not months or years on a public waiting list!

We are local

We are local, so we are available if you need us, not on a fly-in/fly-out basis.

We aim to provide the best, most convenient and cost-effective treatment right here in Central Queensland.

Advanced Services

In addition to our standard no cost services, CQCC can provide advanced services according to patients’ needs and affordability, including multifocal intraocular lenses leading to a spectacle free life after cataract surgery.

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Locations

CQ Eye Centre

31 Kirkellen Street
North Rockhampton, QLD 4701

CQ Eye Centre

Mater Hospital, Rosella Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680

Bulk Billing available

Bulk billing is available for all cataract related consultations and measurements for eligible patients with a valid Medicare card. Please check with us prior to your consultation to ensure you are eligible to be bulk billed and have chosen the relevant cataract surgery pathway that suits your desires and needs.

Click here for more information on cataract surgery options and cost.

We offer no gap cataract surgery for those patients with the appropriate level of private health insurance and who have chosen this cataract surgery pathway.

Disclaimer: Please remember that medical information provided by this website, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an educational service only. This mechanism is not designed to replace a physician’s independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. We will do our best to provide you with information that will help you make your own health care decisions.

Central Queensland Cataract Centre

Central Queensland Cataract Centre