The Orthoptic Department functions in close association with the Ophthalmology Unit.
Clinical service overview
Working within the Ophthalmology outpatient clinics, Orthoptists provide support in the assessment and management of:
- Ocular Neurological disorders
- Eye disease related to diabetes
- Patients with cataracts
- Infection and inflammation
- Traumatic disease
- Patients with glaucoma
- Dry eye disorder
- Immunological disorders and transplantation
- Ocular motility disorders
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Corneal transplantation
- Corneal cross linking
- Keratoconus management
The Orthoptics Department has completed an advanced scope of practice project. This has resulted in the department independently running screening services for Alfred Health patients with:
- Drug toxicity
- Neurological issues effecting vision
- Patients who are being treated for the same condition at another Victorian public hospital
- Children under 16 years of age
- Patients who are under the care of a private ophthalmologist
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 requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
To refer your patient, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the service Registrar 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 service Registrar on call on (03) 9076 2000.
- Phone (03) 9076 2025
- Fax (03) 9076 6938
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org