Our Ophthalmology (eye) surgery service does specialised surgery, diagnostic procedures and runs clinics for elective and emergency patients.
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 & 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
Who can use our services
A referral needs to be sent from your GP, medical practitioner or optometrist. Once this is received by the outpatient department, you will receive a letter detailing the time, location, clinician and other relevant information regarding your appointment.
How to access this service
You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital. Once we receive the referral, we will send you a letter.
If there is a waiting list, you'll be advised what to do in your letter.
Referrals are current for 12 months from the date of issue, unless it is specified as "indefinite". Keep a copy of your referral, so you can easily ask your GP to renew your referral if you need to.
|General Ophthalmology||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South||FRI|
|General Ophthalmology||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South||TUE|
|General Ophthalmology||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South||MON|
|Intraocular Injection||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South||FRI|
|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|
|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|
What to bring
Every time you come to hospital
Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:
- Medicare card
- Health Care card (if you have one)
- Concession card (if you have one)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
- X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For an overnight (or longer) stay
If you come for an overnight (or longer stay), you should also bring:
- A dressing gown and slippers, or comfortable day clothes and shoes
- Your toiletries
- Your iPad/tablet or smart phone, provided you are happy to take responsibility for it
For a clinic appointment
If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:
- Your appointment book
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number
Do not bring (for overnight or longer stay)
And if you're staying overnight, do not bring:
Your handbag, wallet, purse or large amounts of cash. Just bring a small amount for items such as newspapers, magazines or coffee
- Valuables, such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you
It is likely your pupils will be dilated, this will make your vision blurry for about 4 - 6 hours. We strongly advise you do not drive when your vision is blurry.
In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.