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 the Ophthalmology referral fact sheet for eligibility criteria.

    Clinics

    Fundus Fluorescein Angiogram City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South West TUE
    General Ophthalmology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South MON, TUE, 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
    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 GP and specialist referrals for this service.

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

    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 using the mandatory fields:

    If a procedure is required, your patient may need to attend a Pre-Admission Clinic after consent is obtained in outpatient clinic.

    Referrals should include:

    • addressed directly to Specialist Consultant
    • visual acuity is mandatory
    • 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)
    • if your patient requires ongoing management, please identify the referral as being "indefinite"

    Special referral instructions

    Referrals must include:

    • addressed directly to Ophthalmology outpatients, Royal Melbourne Hospital
    • visual acuity is mandatory
    • reason for referral
    • patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
    • referring health professional's details and provider number
    • relevant clinical history for the patient

    Referrals without the above information will be rejected.

    Current consultants include:

    • A/Prof Elaine Chong
    • Dr Alex Ioannidis
    • Dr Alp Atik
    • Dr Anu Mathew
    • Dr Bryan Matthews
    • Dr Dustin Pomerleau
    • Dr Helen Chan
    • Dr James Galbraith
    • Dr Jwu Jin Khong
    • A/Prof Lyndell Lim
    • Dr Mei Tan
    • Dr Nathan Wong
    • Dr Thomas Hardy

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