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Eye & vision problems (Ophthalmology)


The Department of Ophthalmology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital provides quality general eye care to the local community, as well as a range of specialty services.

The Department incorporates sub-specialty units in eyelid and orbital surgery, vitreoretinal disease, glaucoma, cornea/anterior segment disease, neuro-ophthalmology and squint surgery.

There is also a vigorous clinical research program and outreach programs to provide services and teaching to Aboriginal communities and the developing world.

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.

The ophthalmology outpatient services offered by the RAH and TQEH are multi-disciplinary units, providing for the assessment, management and treatment of all sub-specialty areas of adult ophthalmology.

The RAH Ophthalmology Department specialises in:

  • Oculoplastics and orbital surgery
  • Ocular oncology
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Surgical retinal
  • Medical retinal
  • Corneal and external diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Advanced diabetic eye disease
  • Ocular and adnexal trauma.

The RAH runs an Emergency Ophthalmology Clinic within its outpatient service. This clinic provides the opportunity for urgent ophthalmology referrals from the RAH Emergency Department or outside.

A variety of sub-specialty clinics are also held.

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