Dr David McKeag is an ophthalmologist with dedicated subspecialty training in oculoplastic surgery. Oculoplastic surgery manages all conditions of the area surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, tear drainage system and behind the eye itself (the orbit).


Cataract surgery offers exceptional results with minimal disruption and a rapid recovery.


A quality operation depends upon a careful preoperative examination of the eye and detailed measurements. The Hamilton rooms are equipped with the latest equipment for accurate preoperative assessment. In the operating room itself, Dr McKeag will concentrate on performing a procedure which is gentle on the eye.


Modern cataract surgery can now offer:

  • a quick and painless day surgical procedure to restore vision
  • relative independence from spectacles
  • correction of longstanding optical problems such as astigmatism 

A keyhole operation is performed with an ultrasound (phacoemulsification) to dissolve the cataract, and a new clear lens is placed inside the eye. Laser assisted cataract surgery is an evolving technology which aims to minimise the use of ultrasound energy and also improves reliability in positioning the new lens.