What is an eye emergency?

The eye casualty is a specialist emergency department and delivers urgent care to people who have severe eye pain, sudden loss of vision and other related injuries.

The eye casualty is not a walk in clinic.

If your eye problem is not urgent, you should see an optician or your GP who may refer you to one of our specialist clinics in our eye unit. 

The department should not be used for second opinions, repeat prescriptions or non urgent problems such as dry or itchy eyes, hay fever or cataracts.

If you are not sure if your eye condition is an emergency call 023 8120 6592 for advice.

Patient information

You can find more information below about non-urgent eye problems and how you can treat them at home.