We encourage patients and carers to wear masks when attending appointments. 

Please attend the Royal Children’s Hospital health screening prior to your appointment, as per the following guidelines.

RCH COVID-19 Guidelines

Please click on the below map to navigate from the RCH health screening to our consulting rooms.

Find us at: Level 4, 48 Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052 View Map
Phone: (03) 9345 6266

Our Services

  • Surgery

    Assoc Prof Elder, Dr Ruddle, Dr Anu Mathew & Dr Shivanand Sheth, provide a wide range of surgical treatments for paediatric eye disorders including:
    • Cataract
    • Glaucoma
    • Strabismus
    • Ptosis & other eyelid disorders
    • Lacrimal obstruction
    • Limbal & periocular dermoids
    • Retinoblastoma

  • Diagnostic Assessment

    The following diagnostic equipment is available on site
    • Automated & manual perimetry to assess periphery visual fields
    • Fundus photography to diagnose & document optic nerve and retinal disease
    • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) to aid in the diagnosis of retinal and optic nerve disease
    • IOL Master for ocular biometry prior to cataract surgery in older children
    For electro-diagnostic investigation (ERG, EOG & VER) referral is made to the Electro-diagnostic Service at the Department of Ophthalmology at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
    For imaging (ultrasound, CT scan & MRI scan) referral is usually made to the Department of Medical Imaging at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

  • Clinical Assesssment

    For most patients this involves assessment both by our ophthalmologists and orthoptists.
    This includes:
    • Obtaining of a comprehensive medical and ophthalmic history
    • A thorough assessment of visual function
    • Assessment of binocular function
    • Examination of the eyes to determine the state of ocular health
    For new patient’s this almost always involves dilation of the pupils with eye drops and the total appointment time can be 1-2 hours.

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Our Ophthalmologists

The MCEC is led by leading childrens ophthalmologists Associate Professor James Elder, Dr Jon Ruddle, Dr Anu Mathew and Dr Shivanand Sheth. They are assisted by a team of very capable support staff.

For Patients

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye.

Contact Us


Telephone: (03) 9345 6266
Facsimile: (03) 9345 6267


Level 4, 48 Flemington Rd
Parkville, Victoria, 3052


Paid parking is available beneath our building (via Entry 4) or there is limited parking available in the surrounding streets (please observe parking restrictions).