About Us

Our Vision

Our mission at Darling Downs Eye is to provide you with the best quality eye care in a friendly and efficient manner.

We aim to provide a comprehensive, courteous and professional service to our patients and referrers.

We endeavour to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible, to treat each and every one with respect and dignity and to provide support at all times.

We are constantly striving to improve on our service to you and always welcome your feedback. Please feel free to contact us via our email or phone number anytime and our friendly office staff will be happy to assist you.


Darling Downs Eye is a fully accredited ophthalmic specialist practice offering diagnostic and treatment options for diseases of the eye. The practice serves the people of Toowoomba and the greater Darling Downs region.

The practice is located at St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital with convenient access to the Day Surgery Unit and inpatient services.  The rooms can be easily accessed via a lift and there is ample free parking in the large car park situated outside the rooms. 

We have deliberately invested in the latest diagnostic equipment to provide the most comprehensive care for our patients.  

We are able to assess your ocular health and diagnose diseases of the eye with the assistance of  state-of-the-art technology including Zeiss fundus camera, Zeiss Cirrus OCT – optical coherence tomography, OPTOS wide-field imaging , autofluorescence and angiography, Anterior segment camera, Nidek OPDIII aberrometer, Zeiss IOL Master and Zeiss Humphrey visual field analyser to name a few.

We have a fully equipped treatment room on site to perform in-rooms operations and procedures such as intravitreal injections for macular conditions.

More complex surgery is performed in the adjoining operating theatre at St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital.




When you arrive you will meet our extraordinary team members….

Dr Gilda Kert

Dr Gilda Kert

Eye Specialist and Surgeon

Dr Kert graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 1994. She worked in Townsville and Mt Isa as a junior doctor before travelling overseas to the United Kingdom for further experience in ophthalmology. She worked in the United Kingdom for over 18 months, gaining ophthalmic experience working in the Eye Departments at Singleton Hospital, Swansea (Wales) and the Royal Free Hospital (London).

Dr Kert commenced her formal eye training at the Sydney Eye Hospital in 1999. Later she completed her fellowship at the Western Sydney Eye Hospital, Westmead with subspecialty experience in Oculoplastics and Medical Retina. She returned to Brisbane in 2002 and commenced private practice at the Terrace Eye Centre, Brisbane City where she worked for seven years.

In 2008 Dr Kert relocated with her young family and husband to Toowoomba where she established her practice, Darling Downs Eye. The practice opened in August 2008. 

Dr Kert is well known in the region as she regularly travelled to Roma for many years, performing eye surgery. She also spent some of her formative years in Stanthorpe where she attended Stanthorpe State High School.

Dr Kert is a general ophthalmologist with areas of interest including complicated cataract surgery and the treatment of macular diseases including diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration.






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