• Southview Eye Centre

    Our doctors have, in aggregate, more than 50 years of ophthalmology experience between them. As frontline providers of medical eye care in the city and large regional centres, they have seen and treated the broadest spectrum of eye conditions. Our doctors participate in continuing professional development to stay abreast of surgical and clinical breakthroughs. They see patients for:


    Macular Degeneration


    Diabetic Retinopathy

    Other Eye Diseases

    General Eye Procedures



  • Our Doctors

    Dr Dean Durkin


    Dr Durkin undertook his ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He set up his ophthalmology practice in Nowra in 1992 introducing modern small incision cataract surgery to the Shoalhaven region. He has developed an extensive ophthalmology practice specialising in the treatment of cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr Durkin has VMO appointments at Nowra Private Hospital and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital.

    Dr Gary Schiller


    Dr Schiller completed his ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital before undertaking further subspecialty glaucoma studies in London. On returning to Australia in 1989 he completed a Fellowship in oculoplastics at Sydney Eye Hospital. Subsequently, Dr Schiller set up practice in Port Macquarie, Taree and Foster where he developed large and successful cataract and glaucoma practices. Dr Schiller provides his services at Vision Eye Institute at Hurstville and the Southview Eye Centre in Nowra.

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  • Appointments

    Please bring the following to your first appointment:

    • Your referral letter
    • Medicare card
    • Pension or veterans card
    • Your glasses
    • A list of your medications

    You should allow at least 1.5 hours for your visit. Because your eyes will generally be dilated, it is best to bring a driver.


    There is a drop-off zone (bus zone for vehicles under 10m) at the front of the building. Street parking is timed and generally for one hour. Elderly patients with vision issues have difficulties with our narrow driveway and tight car spaces. There is an "all day" council car park around the corner on the western side of Bridge Road next to Ison Hardware. The Woolworths carpark off North Street has 3 hour parking.

  • Contact Us

    We prefer for you to contact us by phone or in person so we can assist you promptly.


    1/61 North St.

    Nowra NSW 2541

    Ph 4423 1377

    Fax 4423 2834



    Mailing Address

    PO Box 1286

    Nowra NSW 2541


    Opening Hours

    Mon - Fri

    9am - 5pm

    (unless doctors are away)