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 location

Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)

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

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH)

Level 7 eyes outpatients’ department
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
28 Woodville Road, Woodville SA 5011


Royal Adelaide Hospital

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

 The Queen Elizabeth Hospital   

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 and 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:  

RAH Fax: (08) 7074 6247 TQEH Fax: (08) 8222 7188

Telephone: 1300 153 853
Telephone: (08) 8222 7030

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.

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.

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.

Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.

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