Overview of CFEH Clinics
CFEH General Clinic
Patients are referred for an ocular condition assessment which allows an in-depth analysis of suspected or diagnosed pathology. The testing suites available include those assessing for glaucoma, optic nerve disease, narrow angles, pathological myopia, macular disease, peripheral retina pathology, diabetic retinopathy, retinal dystrophies, corneal disease and assessment of pigmented lesions.
Glaucoma Management Clinic (GMC)
The GMC is a shared care service providing optometric and ophthalmological assessment including advanced eye imaging for patients who are glaucoma suspects or who have glaucoma. The goal of this initiative is to reduce the demands on Ophthalmologists in the public health system by creating an alternative pathway for those with early or stable glaucoma, allowing the Ophthalmologists to see those most in need of their expertise. The GMC also assists referring practitioners in the management of their patients.
The CFEH Retina Clinic provides optometric care with ophthalmology oversight for patients with non-urgent retinal conditions. Conditions managed in this clinic include, but are not limited to; age-related macular degeneration (AMD), non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, non-urgent complications of high myopia and other retinal diseases such as epiretinal membrane. All management services are provided with no out of pocket expense to the patient thanks to the generous support of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.
Diabetic Retinopathy Clinic (Sutherland Hospital)
CFEH operates a clinic within Sutherland Hospital, in collaboration with the hospital’s ophthalmology and endocrinology departments, for patients with diabetes to assess and monitor the retinal changes that can occur with this condition (diabetic retinopathy).