Dr John Pater


Paediatric Ophthalmology; Ocular motility disorders; Lacrimal Surgery

Specialist fields and passions:
John’s specialist fields are Paediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Facial Spasm and Retinopathy of Prematurity. His passion for Ophthalmology shines through in his registrar training and teaching at Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital and at Flinders Medical Centre.  John also spends time teaching in Darwin and Alice Springs.

John trained at Moorfields Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children in the UK. Here in Adelaide John is the head of Ophthalmology at the Womens and Childrens Hospital. 

The other side to John:
John is married with 3 children. On John’s precious time off, he is a keen trumpet player with Burnside Symphony Orchestra and City of Adelaide Concert Band. John also enjoys distance running.

John is a member of RANZCO, International Member of AAOPS (American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus) and WSPOS (World Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus)


Consulting Locations

Flinders Medical Centre

Eyemedics Wayville

Eyemedics Morphett Vale

Womens and Childrens Hospital

Darwin Hospital

Alice Springs Hospital

Operating Locations

Flinders Medical Centre

Vista Day Surgery


Women's and Children's Hospital

Darwin Hospital

Alice Springs Hospital