The Ophthalmology department provides acute and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for adults with complex eye conditions.

We provide the following comprehensive Ophthalmology services in 9 sub-speciality areas

  • Cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants
  • Corneal diseases, corneal crosslinking for keratoconus and corneal transplantation surgery
  • Glaucoma management with laser and surgery
  • Retinal diseases including intravitreal anti-VEGF injections and retinal laser treatment.
  • Vitreoretinal surgery, including retinal detachment surgery
  • Uveitic and orbital inflammation - inflammation of the tissues of the eye
  • Orbital, oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery - for eye socket, eyelids and tear ducts
  • Strabismus and ocular alignment surgery
  • Emergency eye surgery and trauma

Eligibility

We accept referrals for this service, see attached referral fact sheet for eligibility criteria.

Clinics

General Ophthalmology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South TUE
General Ophthalmology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South MON
General Ophthalmology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South FRI
Intraocular Injection City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South FRI Medicare logo
Laser City Campus Fracture Reception, Level 1 West TUE
Medical Retinal Ophthalmology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South TUE
MI Fundus Fluorescein Angiogram City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South West TUE
Occular Genetics Eye and Ear on the Park TUE Medicare logo
Ophthalmology Post Op City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South
Ophthalmology Trials City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South TUE
Ophthalmology Urgent City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South
Orthoptics Visual Fields City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED

Referrals

We accept referrals for this service.

Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency & Trauma Service at any time.

Your patient may need to attend a Pre-Admission Clinic prior to their procedure.

To refer a patient, complete and send your referral to Outpatients by fax to (03) 9342 4234.

You can use the following form or a template from your own system.

Referrals should include:

  • relevant clinical history for the patient
  • the reason for referral
  • patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
  • your details and provider number
  • the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)

Special referral instructions

Referrals must include:

  • be addressed directly to Ophthalmology Outpatients, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • visual acuity is mandatory
  • relevant clinical history for the patient

Referrals without the above information will be rejected.

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