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Emergency Ophthalmology: Western Eye Hospital


Emergency treatment for urgent sight-threatening conditions.

GPs are encouraged to send patients to the closest available emergency eye clinic.

Find the closest emergency eye unit using the interactive eye-casualty services map.

The accident and emergency department is operating on reduced opening hours from 8am to 8:30pm due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

If the condition requires urgent treatment outside of these times, patient should attend the A&E departments at St Mary’s Hospital or Charing Cross Hospital.

How to refer


Walk-ins available 8am-8:30pm.

Formal referral from GP not needed.

GP advice is available by telephone.

t: 020 3312 5791


For urgent cancer referrals see the 2WW page.

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Review date: Thursday, 20 April 2023