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Dr Mark Chehade
Dr Chehade is the principal ophthalmologist at the North Adelaide Eye Centre, which he established in 1999. Initially at 226 Melbourne Street, relocating to 75-77 Melbourne Street in 2001 on the completion of these purpose-built rooms.
Dr Chehade has specific interests in the area of cornea and external disease, glaucoma, and cataract surgery, however is a practising comprehensive ophthalmologist. He attends to all age groups.
His sub-specialist interest and experience include less common surgery such as DSEK (Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty), DALK (deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty), PKP (full-depth corneal transplantation), amnion grafting, and ocular surface stem cell transplantation.
He also has a great interest in the surgical management of the more common conditions of cataract (Phaco emulsification), pterygium (excision and autoconjunctival transplant), and pingueculum (excision and autoconjunctival transplant). He receives regular referrals from other ophthalmologists to manage problematic and recurrent pterygia.
For 13 years Dr Chehade has been the Director of the Cornea and External Disease Unit of the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is a senior visiting specialist and clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide.
Other roles include Chair for the Qualification and Education Committee of RANZCO, Principal of the Committee for Medical Student Teaching of Ophthalmology, and recently appointed to the examination board of RANZCO.
Dr Chehade graduated from university in South Australia where he commenced specialist training. He completed his training in NZ and advanced training in London, UK.
Beyond Adelaide, Dr Chehade attends Bordertown in the upper South East of South Australia, and Nhill in the West Wimmera of Victoria. Here he performs clinics and operates every 4 weeks.
In the north of the state, Dr Chehade provides comprehensive eye care to Ceduna and Koonibba residents.