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.


Here at QEI & SBDH, the health and safety of our patients and staff is of the highest priority. That's why we are taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
We kindly ask all patients and visitors of the clinic to not enter the building if they are feeling unwell (fever, cough, sore throat or flu symptoms), have been overseas in the last two weeks or have been in contact with a known case of COVID-19.

In accordance with new government regulations, electro-diagnostic services (QEDIC) have temporarily ceased and as of Monday, 6 April the QEI Clinic will be providing only essential and urgent consultations. All visitors to the clinic at this time will have their temperature taken at the ground floor or the carpark.

Please contact us on 07 3239 5000 if you have any queries.

We would like to thank all patients and visitors for their cooperation and understanding at this time.