Specialist Online Advice for Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) aims to deliver a full range of services in a safe, high-quality patient and family-centred manner, for all children in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Our goal for the Specialist Online Advice is to facilitate clinicians to provide tertiary level care whilst families remain in their communities.

This Telehealth page includes a form to be completed by the requesting clinician when seeking advice and assistance for acute clinical cases requiring immediate consult with CHQ ophthalmology clinicians.

*Urgent: In case of urgent clinical presentations please contact the CHQ switchboard on 3068 1111.

By using the Telehealth Service, the requesting clinician acknowledges and agrees that:

  1. The patient/parent/guardian understands that confidentiality, patient identifying information including clinical images will be shared with the telehealth clinicians in the specific areas for appropriate medical purposes.
  2. The Telehealth Service is intended to assist with diagnosing and managing the patient’s condition.
  3. The Telehealth Service consult does not substitute the referrer’s judgement and the requesting clinician is responsible at all times for the diagnoses and management of the patient’s condition.
  4. The requesting clinician is registered to practice within Australia; and
  5. This Telehealth Service is intended for ROP screening while the infants under acute ROP surveillance in NICU, not a substitute for CHQ’s defined referral process for routine outpatient referral.
  • Fill in all sections of the form below
  • Attach an image where applicable.
  • Press Submit
  • You will receive acknowledgement that we have received your request
  • Your request is received by CHQ speciality areas who will process the request
  • Your request will be reviewed by a CHQ clinician
  • A response is provided back to the requesting clinician within a week.
  • You can upload photos from Retcam images taken
  • Please make sure photos are in-focus
  • Multiple images should be included with posterior pole, nasal and temporal retina of each eye.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).