The purpose-built clinic will provide high-level ophthalmic care to local patients, as well as those from rural and remote areas of the state.
The Bicentennial Eye Clinic is fully equipped with state-of the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, and will enable patients to have their consultations, tests and treatments all in the one place.
Mrs Skinner said thousands of retinal and corneal treatments would be delivered each year at the new facility, benefiting many patients with potentially blinding medical conditions.
“Over the past 20 years there have been extraordinary technical improvements in the assessment and treatment of eye outpatients,” Mrs Skinner said.
“Our task is to keep up with these advances and I’m proud of the investment made in this facility to ensure eye outpatients have the very best, modern care.
The establishment of the Bicentennial Eye Clinic has been a collaborative effort between Sydney Hospital/Sydney Eye Hospital, The Sydney Eye Hospital (SEH) Foundation and the Sight For Life Foundation. The SEH Foundation provided $1 million, the Sight For Life Foundation provided $200,000 and the remainder was funded through hospital funds.