Ophthalmology (eye diseases and disorders) at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9382 2261

Fax: (02) 9382 0890 or (02) 9382 2281

Location: Prince of Wales Hospital 4th Floor High Street end

Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick (SCH) ophthalmology is operated as part of a shared service with the Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) Eye Clinic and the Royal Hospital for Women.

The Ophthalmology service at SCH provides assessment and treatment for all aspects of paediatric ophthalmology, including:

  • outpatient review of paediatric ophthalmic diseases and surgery where appropriate
  • screening of genetic conditions
  • craniofacial conditions
  • measurement of visual acuities, fields, colour vision
  • screening for retinopathy of prematurity
  • electroretinography ( ERG ), Visual evoked responses ( VER ) and dark adaptation (EDG)
  • emergency department review.

Clinic

The Lions Eye Clinic for Children provides an outpatient eye service. The Clinic operates three to four consultant clinics per week, provides electrophysiology five days a week and regular orthoptic clinics. The clinic also provides services on Oculoplastic and Retina and Corneal subspecialties.

The Orthoptic Department offers a comprehensive vision assessment to all children attending the eye clinic. All referrals received by the Lions Eye Clinic for Children, for children under the age of 16 years are accepted regardless of location or referral source. All children must have been reviewed by a general practitioner, optometrist or specialist prior to an appointment being given.

The Lions Eye Clinic for Children also provides State-wide Eye sight Preschool Screening (StEPS) program clinic.

Medical professionals should refer a child using the Eye Clinic referral form

Staff

NameRole
Dr Kimberley TanOphthalmologist
Dr Mark Jacobs Ophthalmologist
Dr Ian KennedyOphthalmologist
Dr Hughie Tsang Ophthalmologist
Dr Harry Leung Ophthalmologist
Dr Geoffrey Wilcsek Ophthalmologist
Dr John Downie Ophthalmologist
Dr Stephanie Watson Ophthalmologist
Dr Ross FitzsimonsOphthalmologist
Dr Allan BanksOphthalmologist
Prof Minas CoroneoOphthalmologist
Prof Frank MartinOphthalmologist
Dr Peter MartinOphthalmologist
Dr Geogina KourtOphthalmologist
Lourdes LubrinNurse Unit Manager