We welcome new patients.

Cataracts are a common condition, but can cause distress when they restrict vision and interfere with your quality of life. However there’s no need to let cataracts stop you from seeing life clearly. Cataract surgery is a highly specialised and reproducible procedure in experienced hands like that of Dr Kitchen. Best of all, it can be performed locally with little down-time.

The advantages are clear to see.

Patients no longer need to travel far and wide to receive the best in ophthalmic care and advice from a highly experienced cataract surgeon. The majority of eye doctors perform less than 275 cataract operations per year (Health Insurance Commission data), but at CQCC Dr Kitchen often performs between 1,000 and 2,000 cataract surgeries per year.

Dr David Kitchen

Dr David Kitchen is Central Queensland’s only local full-time resident ophthalmologist. He has personally performed more than 40,000 cataract surgeries; therefore, local residents can easily access the best in cataract surgery options at Central Queensland Cataract Centre.

We are committed to helping you achieve optimum eyesight at an affordable price by providing quality eye care from an experienced cataract specialist. We offer a number of surgery options that suit a range of visual and financial needs. We are conveniently located in both Rockhampton and Gladstone. Our clinics are welcoming, with friendly and experienced staff and equipped with the latest technology.

We understand the importance you place on your vision and take our commitment to improving your eyesight seriously. We encourage you to take the necessary time to ask us any questions to ensure you fully understand the options and process, and to help you feel at ease.

Bulk Billing available

Bulk billing for Medicare rebatable services is available for cataract related measurements and surgery for eligible patients with a valid Medicare card. Please check with us prior to your visit 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.


CQCC - Rockhampton

31 Kirkellen Street
North Rockhampton, QLD 4701

CQCC - Gladstone

50 Rossella Street, Gladstone QLD 4680

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