We provide acute and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for adults with complex eye conditions.

Key points

  • Treatment, assessment and ongoing assistance for people with complex eye conditions
  • Services in nine subspecialty areas
  • Cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

We provide the following comprehensive ophthalmology services in nine subspecialty 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
  • Uveitis 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

Our clinics

A-scan Orthoptics Clinic
Angiogram Clinic
General Ophthalmology Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Intraocular Injection Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Medicare
Intraocular Injection Clinic Level 1 South
The RMH Parkville
Medicare
Laser Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Medical Retinal Ophthalmology Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Ocular Genetics Clinic
Medicare
Ophthalmology Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Medicare
Ophthalmology Post Surgery Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Ophthalmology Trials Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Ophthalmology Urgent Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Ophthalmology Visual Fields Clinic Level 1 Centre
The RMH Parkville
Ophthalmology Visual Fields Clinic Level 1 South
The RMH Parkville
Orthoptics Clinic
The RMH Parkville
For patients
For health professionals

Need to change or cancel your appointment?

Do one of the following:

  • Access Health Hub to change the appointment yourself
  • Complete our online form and we'll change it for you
  • Call Specialist Clinics (Outpatients) on (03) 9342 7393 and we'll help you over the phone

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in 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 a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number

For a day procedure

If you come for a day procedure, you should also bring:

  • A responsible adult carer to stay with you to hear instructions, help you and take you home
  • Dressing gown and slippers

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 or tablet and phone, provided you are happy to take responsibility for them

Do not bring (for overnight or longer stay)

And if you're staying overnight or longer, 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

Going home

It is likely your pupils will be dilated, which makes your vision blurry for about 4 to 6 hours. We strongly advise you do not drive when your vision is blurry.

Head of service
A/Prof Elaine Chong
Contact us
Ophthalmology
Address
The RMH Parkville
Level 4 East
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Referrals
Fax
(03) 9342 4234
Referrals for Specialist Clinics
Planned Surgery & Pre-Admission
When you receive our letter, call Bookings to make your appointment.
Phone
(03) 9342 7893
Pre-Admission Clinic
Phone
(03) 9342 8400
Bookings
Address
The RMH Parkville
Level 3 East
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Surgery waiting list
Contact the RMH Waiting List Coordinators for enquiries about the current surgical waiting list
Last updated 14 March 2023