For cataract / corneal assessments:
Our specialists are usually booked 8-12 weeks in advance for routine appointments.
For oculoplastic assessments:
Our specialists are usually booked 6 – 9 months in advance for routine appointments.
You can forward your referral / correspondence to us via one of the following options:
• Post: Suite 216-218, 100 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
• Fax: (03) 9654 3533
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Argus: email@example.com
• Healthlink: eyesurgc
You can also call the practice on (03) 9653 3500 to make an appointment for the patient.
Please note that we do not call patients to book in an appointment once receiving the referral, unless it is specifically stated for us to contact the patient, or if the appointment is deemed urgent (see ‘Urgent referrals’ section below for more information).
To refer a patient urgently to Eye Surgery Consultants, please call our rooms directly on (03) 9654 3500. Mail, email, or fax may be used for non-urgent referrals.
We will endeavour to book the patient with the appropriate doctor within the timeframe specified, however this may not always be possible due to fully booked consulting sessions. If this is the case, our receptionist will book the patient at the next available appointment and await the referral to be sent to our rooms to be triaged by the specialist. Alternatively, you may email or fax through the referral directly and mark the referral as ‘urgent’. This will be then be triaged by the appropriate specialist and the patient will be contacted by rooms directly for an appointment.
For after-hours urgent ophthalmic care, please direct your patient to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) Emergency Department.
Referral pads / requests:
You can download our referral request forms / pads for each of our specialists. Please complete this with the relevant patient information, and forward to our practice.
• A/Prof Alan McNab Referral Pad
• Dr Thomas Hardy Referral Pad
• Dr Khami Satchi Referral Pad
• Dr Dermot Cassidy Referral Pad
• Dr Colby Hart Referral Pad
If you have any queries relating to clinical issues such as referring a condition to the appropriate doctor or the medical services / equipment we can provide your patient, please ask to speak with our receptionists who will endeavour to answer your questions. Alternatively, you can email your query and we will get back to you as soon as possible.