Specialty - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology is concerned with the health of eyes and their
surrounding tissues which include muscles, bones, eyelids, and tear
production/drainage systems. Your eye is the organ of vision and
consists of the outer clear layer (the cornea), the white of the
eye (the sclera), the coloured part (the iris), the lens which lies
behind the iris and the light-sensitive lining at the back of the
eye (the retina).
If your problem is not acute, your GP/Referrer will request an
appointment in the outpatient clinic if they are concerned about
your condition and feel that you require a specialist opinion. One
of our Specialists will review the referral letter and assign a
priority based on the information provided.
Very urgent cases are usually seen within a few weeks, but other
cases may have to wait a longer time. However each month we receive
more referrals than can be actually seen. Information regarding the
waiting times can be obtained by selecting the link under "Waiting
The specialist may organise an investigation/tests rather than
arranging a clinic appointment so that further information can be
obtained about your condition. This may result in either an
appointment or a letter to your GP/Referrer with recommendations
regarding your condition.
|Dr Ken Adams
||Dr Mike O'Rourke
||Dr Clive Straker
|Dr Mark Saunders
||Dr Sam Kain
||Dr Andrew Thompson
Referral / First Specialist Assessment
A threshold for FSA referral acceptance has been set to assist
with Ministry of Health (MOH) waiting time compliance. Please refer
to Ophthalmology waiting times link for further information.
A threshold for treatment list acceptance has been set to assist
with MoH waiting time compliance. Please refer to Ophthalmology
waiting times link for further information.
Referral Receipt Centre
BOPDHB, Private Bag 12024
Fax: 07 578 9571
Phone: 0800 333 477