Microsurgical Wetlab

The Professor Lawrence Hirst Microsurgical wetlab is a world class microsurgical facility located at the Queensland Eye Institute. The wetlab allows microsurgical trainees to practice surgical techniques while a supervisor can watch all of the trainees surgical video feeds at the same time.


The wetlab was funded by a combined $40,000 grant from QLD RANZCO fellows and a $400,000 donation from Madeline Lenz who was a very generous benefactor to the Queensland Eye Institute.

The wetlab is used by ophthalmology, plastic surgery, cardiothoracic and other microsurgical trainees to develop and enhance their surgical skills.


For the health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors, we ask you do not enter the QEI South Brisbane or QEI Clayfield facilities if you:

  • Have been in contact with a known case of COVID-19 
  • Have recently travelled overseas or interstate and have NOT undergone a two week quarantine 
  • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • Have cold or fever symptoms (sore throat, coughing, sneezing etc)
  • Recently visited a COVID-19 hot spot (as identified on the Queensland Government website)

Please note that all visitors at this time will undergo contactless temperature checking. Our staff will also require the full names and contact details of all visitors to the building. 

Thank you for your cooperation at this time, please don't hesitate to contact us on 07 3239 5000 if you have any concerns.