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Ophthalmology Central Intake




This program provides a central location for health care providers to send referrals to an opthalmologist for a cataract surgical consult. Referrals are reviewed for completeness and sent to the appropriate specialist. Wait times are monitored to ensure people are being seen in a timely manner.


For urgent referrals, please follow standard procedures or contact the Hospital "on-call" Ophthalmologist for direction.


As a health care provider, to send an eReferral through the regional, online system, click here


Or, fax a copy of the standardized regional form to 519-621-0059 (local fax) or 1-833-583-2484 (toll-free fax)


For more information on central intake ophthalmologic services for cataract surgeries, please call 519-947-1000 option 5 or toll free 1-844-204-9088


For an up-to-date list of sugeons available within our region, along with their current wait times to surgery, and for more information about ocular services available locally, please visit www.waterlooeye.ca


Please email [email protected] for more info on how to get your clinic onboarded to Ocean to submit cataract and other ophthalmology service referrals.





Diabetic Retinopathy

Our Diabetes Central Intake offers a central location for health care providers to send referrals to an ophthalmologist for screening or management of diabetic retinopathy.


As a health care provider, to send a referral either electronically or by fax, click here


For more information on diabetes central intake, please call 519-947-1000 option 2 or toll free 1-844-204-9088.