Ophthalmology outpatient service in CALHN

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.

Appointment locations

Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)

Outpatient clinics are held on Level 3 (ground floor) of the RAH.

Our clinic is located at Level 3G.1, Wing 5.

Royal Adelaide Hospital
1 Port Road SA 5000

RAH Outpatients Map

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH)

Level 7 Outpatients department
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
28 Woodville Road, Woodville SA 5011

TQEH map (PDF 341KB)

RAH Consultants

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

TQEH Consultants

  • A/Prof Michael Goggin – Head of Unit
  • Dr Matthew Little
  • Dr Shane Durkin
  • Dr Aanchal Gupta
  • Dr Joanna Black
  • Dr James Slattery
  • Dr Adam Rudkin
  • Dr Weng Chan

Clinics and conditions seen

  • Corneal
  • Oculoplastics
  • Retinal
  • Glaucoma
  • General
  • Oncology
  • Neuro Ophthalmology

Rapid access clinics are held daily for emergency referrals

GP information

Refer your patient

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


Fax: (08) 7074 6247

Telephone: 1300 153 853


Fax: (08) 8222 7188

Telephone: (08) 8222 7030

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.

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 in the related resources tab.

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.

Related resources

Patient information

How to access that clinic

Referral from your GP

You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you within clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.

Information sheets