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Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Suite General Disclaimer: These CPGs were written for use in the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Emergency Department. They should be used under the guidance of an ENT or Ophthalmology registrar. If clinical advice is required, please contact the Eye and Ear Admitting Officer for assistance: EYE: +61 3 9929 8033.  ENT: +61 3 9929 8032. Links to internal Eye and Ear documents cannot be accessed from the website CPG.

Acute Management of Penetrating Eye Injury and Ruptured Globe

Acute Otitis Media

Acute Primary Angle Closure

Anterior Uveitis

Bacterial Otitis Externa

Bilateral Optic Disc Swelling

Binocular Diplopia in Adults


Central Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion and Amaurosis Fugax ED Clinical Pathway

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO)


Chemical Injuries of the Eye

Corneal Abrasion

Corneal Foreign Body



Foreign Body in the External Auditory Canal

Fungal Otitis Externa

Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

Herpetic Corneal Infections


Impacted Wax

Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI)

Malignant Otitis Externa

Marginal Keratitis

Microbial Keratitis

Optic Neuritis

Peri- and Post-operative Management of Penetrating Eye Injury

Perichondritis of the Pinna

Peri -Tonsillar Abscess (Quinsy)

Post Tonsillectomy Bleeding

Posterior Vitreous Detachments and Retinal Tears

Preseptal and Orbital Cellulitis

Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome

Referred Otalgia

Retrobulbar Haemorrhage

Seventh Cranial Nerve Palsy

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL)

Traumatic Tympanic Membrane Perforation

Thyroid-Associated Orbitopathy

Ultraviolet Keratopathy

Viral Conjunctivitis

YAG Capsulotomy