Providing comprehensive Ophthalmology services to the Northern Rivers

Dr Aboud accepts referrals for the medical and surgical management of eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma and oculoplastics.

About Dr Niall Aboud


I completed my medical training at the University of Queensland Medical School in 1990 and my specialist training in Ophthalmology in Brisbane in 1997.

In 1998, I underwent subspecialty training in strabismus surgery and medical treatment of retinal disease at the Eye Unit, Southampton General Hospital and the Portsmouth Regional Hospital in the United Kingdom.

I commenced private practice in Northern New South Wales in 1999. Rural practice has enabled me to gain a broad experience in the management of all ophthalmological conditions, including surgery for cataract, glaucoma, lid and lacrimal disease, and the medical management of retinal eye diseases.

For over 15 years, I have provided, along with other specialist ophthalmologist colleagues, a year-round after-hours service to the Northern New South Wales Local Health Network.

I have maintained a constant commitment to registrar training since 2000 in co-operation with the Sydney Eye Hospital Registrar training scheme and the Queensland Registrar training scheme.

Northern Rivers Eye Surgeons was established at 11 Dalley St., East Lismore in 1994 and Ballina , Ground Floor, Ballina Day Surgery in 2021.

Both practices are fully equipped with the latest technology including Cirrus 6000 and Heidelberg Spectralis OCT, Ellex Tango SLT Laser, Novus Spectra Laser, Nidek OPD Corneal Topography, and IOL Master and Verion Astigmatism Management. Data is managed using Forum Retinal and Glaucoma Workplace.

Treatment Services


Cataract

Surgery

Pterygium

Surgery with autoconjunctival transplant

Glaucoma

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, Trabeculectomy

Oculoplastics

Lid and Lacrimal Surgery

Medical Retinal Disease

Intravitreal Injection

GP & Optometrist Referrals

Please forward referrals given by your GP or optometrist to:


In Person

11 Dalley St, East Lismore NSW

Open every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm

46 Tamar St, Ballina NSW

Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Fax

Email

Electronic Referrals

General Practice via Medical Objects

Optometry via Oculo

Payment Information


For all in-hospital treatment we accept the amount provided by your Health Fund under the provisions of the NO GAP arrangements of your Health Fund representing full payment of the surgeon’s fee on the proviso that your health fund agrees to cover you for the procedure.

In the event that you are not covered by your private health fund, and you are liable for the full amount of the cost of the procedure, we agree to provide you with a quote for the cost of the procedure. You will generally be entitled to a refund from Medicare for part of the cost of our fee.

This should enable you to decide if you would like to proceed with the surgery privately.

If you do not have Private Health cover and you are unable to accept the cost of the procedure that has been provided to you, we are able to provide you with treatment as a public patient at the Lismore Base Hospital for no cost. Waiting periods of less than 12 months generally apply.

Treatment Locations

In-hospital treatment is provided at the following locations:


Northern Rivers Eye Surgeons, Lismore

Opposite Saint Vincents Hospital

11 Dalley St, East Lismore 2480

Northern Rivers Eye Surgeons, Ballina

Ground Floor, Ballina Day Surgery, Ballina

46 Tamar St, Ballina 2478

Lismore Base Hospital

60 Uralba St, Lismore 2480

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