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Is the emergency department the best place for you?

If not, there are other options



Ophthalmology Services within Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) provides sub-specialty services to patients living in the CALHN area. Ophthalmology outpatients services run at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) Monday to Friday.

The RAH and TQEH Ophthalmology outpatient services are multi-disciplinary units which provide assessment, management and treatment for all sub-specialty areas of adult ophthalmology. The Ophthalmology departments provide an outpatient service, inpatient consultation service and elective and emergency ophthalmology surgical service.

For more information please view the Ophthalmology services in CALHN web page.

The Ophthalmology Department at the RAH works in close partnership with ophthalmology services at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and provides:

  • an outpatient service
  • inpatient consultation service
  • an elective and emergency ophthalmology surgical service.

Outpatient appointment location at RAH

Outpatient Department, Level 3G.1 wing 5. Royal Adelaide Hospital Port Road SA 5000

Clinics and conditions seen

Corneal, Oculoplastics, Retinal, Glaucoma, General, Oncology and Neuro Ophthalmology.

Rapid access clinics are held daily for emergency referrals.

Consultants at RAH

A/Prof Henry Newland – Head of Unit
Prof Robert Casson Dr Stephen McGovern
Dr Anna GalanopoulosDr George Pietris
Dr Gavin McNeil Dr Weng Chan
Dr Shane DurkinDr Nadia Wittles
Dr Aanchal Gupta Dr Gary Davis
A/Prof Jagjit Gilhotra Dr Timothy Gray
Dr Grant Raymond Dr James Muecke
Dr Sumu SimonProf Dinesh Selva


Fax referral to us

We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.

All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients who are unstable and requiring immediate assessment should be sent directly to the Emergency Department.

To refer your patient, follow the outpatient service information, triage and referral guidelines, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the Registrar/Fellow to discuss the case.

To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.

If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the Registrar/Fellow on call on (08) 7074 0000.

To make a referral at RAH

Fax: (08) 7074 6247

Telephone: 1300 153 853

Alternate care options

Not all patients with non-urgent conditions can be offered timely appointments in the CALHN ophthalmology clinics due to limited resources. In most cases the key to appropriate management is a detailed history and examination. Options for obtaining further information regarding various eye conditions and to provide guidance for assessment, investigations and management are listed under related resources.

Post discharge guidelines and information

Patients whose surgical condition has stabilised or resolved and for whom no further appointment has been made will be formally discharged. If ophthalmic assessment is required again, a new referral should be faxed to the ophthalmology units.

Health Pathways

Health Pathways South Australia is an online portal designed to be used by general practice at the point of care to guide best practice assessment, management and referral of common clinical conditions.

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