The Department of Ophthalmology specialises in early detection and correction of visual problems in children from birth to 18 years. Frequent causes of poor vision are the need for glasses, turning eyes, lazy eyes and abnormalities present at birth. Other general health disorders and injuries may also cause poor vision or poor visual development.
The earlier eye problems are detected the greater the range of treatment and education options. No child is too young to be assessed and children with a family history of eye disorders should be tested between four and ten months of age.
Orthoptic Clinics are are held daily in the Eye Outpatients area. All aspects of visual function are assessed, including visual acuity (ability to see, especially for preschool and non-literate children), visual fields, ocular muscle balance and tone, binocular functions, strabismus and colour vision.
How to access the service
A referral is needed from your GP or from a doctor from another Women's and Children's Hospital department.
Information for Families
Incision and curettage of eyelid chalazion
Examination of eyes under anaesthetic
Syringe and probing of blocked nasolacrimal ducts of the eyes
Insertion of Crawford tubes
Removal of Crawford Tubes
Strabismus (squint) repair
1st Floor, Rogerson building
Please send to:
Surgical Correspondence and Enquiries
OPD Appointment Bookings & Enquiries
(08) 8161 7399
Department or Surgical Enquiries
(08) 8161 8308
last modified: 02 Feb 2016