Ophthalmology

The Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Ophthalmology department continues to be a centre of excellence in Perth for complicated cataract surgery, medical & surgical retinal, and complex occulo-plastics and orbital cases.

Our eye clinic is the only public hospital eye department to have acquired the latest kind of retinal imaging – OCT Angiography (from Arrangement B revenues) and ultra-wide field OPTOS Imaging System.

The department has also recently taken on four additional lists at Osborne Park Hospital, taking the total to seven lists a month at OPH. 

In recent years, the Ophthalmology department has significantly reduced waiting times for clinic appointments and elective surgeries. Improvement initiatives have also resulted in reducing the over boundary patient figure to zero. Improvements include:

  • creation and accreditation for registrar training from the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) in 2014/2015 with a second trainee position since accredited
  • re-configuration of consultant positions, resulting in the additional appointment of three new consultants
  • upgrades to existing machinery and purchase/implementation of new diagnostic equipment.
Last Updated: 23/10/2019