Eye inpatients and eye surgery

Southampton's eye short stay unit treats more than 6,000 patients a year from across Hampshire and the Channel Islands. We also accept patients from neighbouring eye units who need specialist care.

The majority of patients come to the unit for day case surgery. This can include corneal or retinal surgery, ocular plastics (also known as oculoplastics) or treatment for cataracts or glaucoma.

The eye inpatient service has four single rooms for people with a variety of conditions. These can range from severe eye infections to corneal ulcers which might require longer term care for up to a week. We also treat people who need intensive eye drops every half an hour.

The unit also provides the pre-admission assessment service and deals with out-of-hours eye emergencies.

Call 023 8120 8600 or 023 8120 6595 for ward or surgical care enquiries.