North South North West Statewide
All referrals should comply to the Standard Referral guidelines and include in particular:
- Duration of condition
- Pain or no pain
- Details of cranial nerve examination
- Any history of ptosis or pupil change
- Eye movement examination
- History of thyroid or neurological disease
- Ophthalmologist or optometrist report when available
To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Ophthalmology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.
For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.
Sudden onset diplopia. Ring on call Ophthalmic Registrar to discuss
Sudden onset ptosis. Ring on call Ophthalmic Registrar to discuss
Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.
Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 8302 Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED – Phone: 0409 867 492 Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED – Phone: 0459 848 725 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED – Phone: (03) 6166 6101 Fax: (03) 6173 0489
Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.
We will endeavour to see these patients within ten days, or sooner if clinically indicated.
We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks
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