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If any of the following are present or suspected, please refer the patient to the emergency department (via ambulance if necessary) or seek emergent medical advice if in a remote region.
NB - in an emergency of any of the following, it is advised to arrange immediate transfer to the emergency department.
Retinal artery occlusion
Other referrals to emergency
Metro South does not offer a Paediatric Ophthalmology service. For children 16 years and under please refer to the Queensland Children's Hospital
For urgent cases please call PAH switch (07) 3176 2111 and ask to speak to the Ophthalmology Registrar on call. Urgent cases accepted via phone must be accompanied with a written referral and a copy faxed immediately to the Eye Clinic: (07) 3176 2201.
Find assessment and management information on some out of scope conditions at SpotOnHealth HealthPathways.
Metro South Health is responsible for providing public health services to the people who reside within its boundaries. Special consideration is made for patients requiring tertiary care or services that are not provided by their local Hospital and Health Service. If your patient lives outside the Metro South Health area and you wish to refer them to one of our services, inclusion of information regarding their particular medical and social factors will assist with the triaging of your referral.