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About the Ophthalmology Clinic

The ophthalmology clinic treats children and youth who suffer from eye disorders and conditions including:

  • Amblyopia
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Strabismus
  • Blocked tear duct
  • Uveitis
  • Hyphema
  • Ptosis

In order to best serve our community, ensure that we are able to respond to urgent and emergent requests for consultations in a timely manner, and ensure that all other requests are managed by an appropriate provider in an appropriate timeframe, we do not see patients for:

• Non acute decrease in vision
• Request for second opinion of ocular problem
• Chalazion and periocular lesions which do not obstruct visual axis

For a complete list of optometrists across our LHIN and beyond who are willing to assess children, and who will refer patients to our service if necessary, after an appropriate eye examination has been performed in the community, please visit "".

How to Make an Appointment

Patients are seen only by referral from a pediatrician, family doctor, optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Mail or fax the referral form to:
Clinic C-8
Ophthalmology Clinic, CHEO
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
Fax: 613-738-4237

Referral forms

Download the Ophthalmology Referral Form for Optometrists

Download the Ophthalmology Referral Form for Physicians

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