Ophthalmology admission criteria
This is a list of patient diagnoses which are admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) by our Ophthalmology team, the timeframe in which they should be treated and their estimated length of stay (LoS).
Health professionals are reminded that this information is for guidance only.
Children with the following diagnoses are considered an emergency and should be transferred to GOSH within hours from receipt of referral.
|Corneal ulcer||1 day|
|Penetrating eye injury||1 day|
|Serious intraocular infection||1 day|
Children with the following diagnoses should be referred to GOSH via the non-emergency pathway.
|Bilateral cataract in new born||1 day|
|Bilateral cataract in infant||1 day|
|Ptosis over visual axsis||1 day|
|Ptosis not covering visual axsis||1 day|
|Squint surgery (older child)||1 day|
|Unilateral cataract in infant||1 day|
|Unilateral cataract in new born||1 day|
Reviewed by: Alki Liasis, Consultant. August 2011