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.


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 will be reviewed by the orthoptists. Appropriate referrals, which meet our triage criteria, will be allocated an appointment based on the urgency of the reason for referral. Referrals coming from outside of our local catchment area will only be accepted if they are from a tertiary referral source.

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


Dr Kimberley Tan - Head of Department
Dr Hughie Tsang - Ophthalmologist
Dr Harry Leung - Ophthalmologist
Dr Geoffrey Wilcsek - Ophthalmologist
Dr John Downie - Ophthalmologist
Dr Stephanie Watson - Ophthalmologist
Dr Allan Banks - Ophthalmologist
Prof Minas Coroneo - Ophthalmologist
Dr Peter Martin - Ophthalmologist
Dr Matthew Spargo - Ophthalmologist
Dr Parth Shah - Ophthalmologist
Claudia Ponce - Clinical Nurse Consultant
Nicole Carter - Orthoptist
Shelley Rivett - Orthoptist
Coco Howard - Orthoptist
Simone Foo - Administration