The South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology (SAIO) is a centre of excellence in eye care in Australia and incorporates all ophthalmic subspecialty services via its clinical arm the Central Northern Ophthalmic Network (CNON). The Network encompasses the Departments of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the Royal Adelaide, The Queen Elizabeth and Lyell McEwin Hospitals.
It is the largest provider of Ophthalmic care to the people of South Australia and sees approximately 40,000 outpatients and performs 4,000 procedures per year.
The Institute is responsible for a vigorous ophthalmic research program which incorporates clinical, basic science and epidemiological research divisions.
The SAIO also runs several international outreach programs including the Vision Myanmar Program and regularly conducts WHO workshops in several countries.
It also has acted as a training centre for the Sri Lankan Ophthalmic training program over the last 9 years and serves the indigenous communities in remote SA through the Aboriginal Eye Health program.
The clinical staff consists of 23 visiting consultants, 3 registrars, 4 residents, 5 overseas Fellows, 1 visiting optometrist, 3 photographers, 1 visiting orthoptist and 3 academic staff.
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