Our Practice

Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to iLaser Vision, where we are committed to improving the lives of people in our local community by giving them the freedom from the restrictions of  spectacles and contact lens wear.


iLaser Vision was set up by Dr Eugene Hollenbach to treat people with Presbyopia with leading techniques, and assist Cataract patients who are still not spectacle independent post operative. The practice is within the Newcastle Eye Centre, the regions leading eye specialist clinic.


At iLaser Vision we offer high quality, affordable surgery that may eliminate your dependence on glasses.  If you have Presbyopia, Myopia or have had Cataract Surgery, our surgery may benefit you.

Dr Eugene Hollenbach

General Ophthalmology(Cataracts), Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Oculoplastics and Neuro-Ophthalmology

I am a leader within Newcastle & the Hunter Valley in the field of Ophthalmology. I give lectures on numerous topics within both the fields of Vitreo-retinal Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Diabetic Eye Disease, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Eyelid & Cosmetic Surgery. I also run frequent seminars with the public & other health professionals in these fields.

I work both in private practice and as a VMO in the Hunter New England Area Health Service, in the fields of Vitreo-retinal Surgery, Cataract Surgery (including Refractive Lens Surgery) & in Oculoplastic, Lacrimal & Orbital Surgery & in the field of Diabetic Eye Disease & Age Related Macular Degeneration.

I am an expert Cataract Surgeon performing more than 100 surgeries of this kind per year & have extensive experience in Implantation of Multifocal Intraocular Lenses, both in the setting of Cataract, as well as in the treatment for Presbyopia. My aim is for full spectacle independence for my patients, or in other words, not having to wear glasses at all.

As a fully trained Subspecialist Oculoplastic Surgeon I have a particular passion & interest in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery and in my role as a Cosmetic Surgeon with Preface, I perform hundreds of Blepharoplasty type procedures & brow lifts every year. I have been trained in Fat Transfer Techniques, Traditional Face Lifting & Thread Lifting. Patients are directed to me from all over Northern Central NSW for these sorts of treatments. As well as the Cosmetic focus, I have had extensive training in Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery, including periocular skin cancer, lacrimal surgery (including surgery for watery eyes due to tear duct obstruction) & Orbital Surgery.

I am also passionate about providing Ophthalmic Care in developing and underprivileged communities and bi-annually perform eye surgeries and train local Ophthalmologists in Myanmar (previously Burma), Katherine and surrounding areas in the NT.

Anthea Stephens

Practice Manager

Anthea brings her extensive experience in administration to the iLaser Vision team and as Practice Manager is responsible for the smooth running of the practice. Anthea is dedicated to patient care, she is the friendly face you will see at each appointment and is on hand to answer your questions.

Anthea is heavily involved in the Swansea Belmont SLSC and is a dedicated member of the local community.