Epiphora (watery eyes) – Adult

Emergency and immediate referrals

Referral to Emergency:

  • Nil

Immediate referral:

  • Nil
Presenting symptoms
Refractory intolerable symptoms despite initial primary care management (e.g. management of dry eyes and environmental factors)
Mandatory referral information (referral will be returned if this information is not included)
  • Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) - vision with most recent distance spectacles
  • Details and duration of treatments
  • Impact of symptoms 
Highly desirable referral information
Relevant optometrist or ophthalmologist reports/results if available and where providing it will not delay care
Indicative triage category
Indicative triage category
Cat 1
Appointment within 30 days
  • No category 1 criteria
Cat 2
Appointment within 90 days
  • No category 2 criteria
Cat 3
Appointment within 365 days
  • Symptomatic epiphora
Useful Information for referring practitioners

More information

Email: DOHSpecialistRAC@health.wa.gov.au