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Higgins Street Specialist Practice was established in 1980 to provide Penrith with local ophthalmologists and psychiatrists. Initially a specialist ophthalmic service at Woodriffe St, Penrith, we expanded to include a psychiatric facility in 1982. Our practice moved to our current purpose-built premises in 1987.

Our Higgins Street address incorporates a well-equipped operating theatre capable of carrying out cataract and other surgeries. In addition, we offer specialised treatment for macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and retinal surgery (including retinal detachment and other surgical retinal problems).

Over the years, we have maintained the highest quality of service from our team of dedicated medical and non-medical professionals. Our patients are our major source of education, experience and inspiration. Each of us respect and treasure the challenges of everyday life shared with us by our patients and we feel extremely privileged to help. Our shared philosophy is one dedicated to care, compassion, respect and excellence. We adhere to the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Geneva and the Hippocratic Oath.


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Your Eyesight Answer

We have two ophthalmologists who provide a wide range of highly specialised eye care services, including:
Our surgery is operated by our highly experienced ophthalmologists and orthoptist and is well-equipped with the latest technology for investigations and treatment for all age groups. Our Day Surgery unit provides surgery for cataracts as well as other minor operations and is led by Dr. Chandra, the senior vitreoretinal surgeon at Westmead hospital.

  • Cataract surgery

  • Injections for macular diseases

  • Glaucoma treatment

  • Retinal surgery

  • Management of diabetic eye disease

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Psychiatry Services

Mental health

We have three consultant psychiatrists, who provide a range of general psychiatry services, including:
Our skilled psychiatrists are well-versed with medico-legal assessment as well as veteran’s assessment. They are able to provide comprehensive psychiatric care to all age groups as part of our general and specialised psychiatric services.

*Not available -Mental health input for kids {Only patient 18 years or older}

* No Bulk billing for psychiatry patients

  • Geriatric psychiatry

  • Mood and anxiety disorders

  • Trauma-related psychiatry

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