Eye casualty entrance

Eye emergencies

Our eye emergency department is based at Southampton General Hospital. We cover Southampton, Eastleigh, Chandler's Ford and the New Forest, and treat more than 25,000 patients a year.

Our team of specialists are trained to assess any emergency eye condition. Find out more about our team and our facilities.

Opening hours

The eye casualty department is open from 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 2pm on weekends and bank holidays. Outside of these hours, a nurse is available on the eye short stay unit to give advice or treatment and to answer the telephone. A doctor is on call in case of emergencies.

Contact us

Please call us on 023 8120 6592 before attending. The nurse will ask you questions to determine how urgent your problem is, and advise you accordingly. Please be aware that during busy times it may be difficult for us to answer the phone quickly; in these cases please try again after a few minutes.