Eye casualty entrance

Eye emergencies

Eye casualty is a specialist emergency department for urgent sight problems and eye treatment. We're based at Southampton General Hospital, and treat over 25,000 patients a year.

Do not drive yourself to the hospital as many of our patients are given eye drops which can affect your vision. If you are given these you will not be able to drive home.

Opening hours

We are an emergency service, so do not offer appointments.

  • Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm

If you have an urgent eye problem outside of these hours, please contact your GP to access their out of hours service or call 111 for further advice. An ophthalmologist is on call in case of an emergency.

Contact us

Call us on 023 8120 6592. If your call is not answered, please try again in a few minutes.

Getting here and parking

If you need to visit eye casualty or the eye unit, please park in the blue car park at Southampton General.

The department is located behind Ronald McDonald House, at the bottom of the ambulance slope. There is also a pick up and drop off point located outside the eye unit.