Emergency Ophthalmology – Moorfields

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Emergency treatment for urgent, sight-threatening problems.

GPs are encouraged to send patients to the nearest emergency eye clinic rather than sending patients directly to Moorfields (please consider closest unit to patient).


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • Patients with urgent, sight-threatening problems.

Exclusions

  • Patients with non-urgent problems (dry eyes, itchy eyes, hay fever, cataracts).
  • Moorfields does active triage – if not urgent patient may be triaged away from A&E.

How to Refer Self Referral

Specialist A&E dept – send patient with GP letter (explaining why same day urgent), and please telephone prior to sending patient.  

t: 020 7521 4682 (direct dial to the A&E named clinician of the day)

Discharge summaries sent via Docman.

 

For urgent cancer referrals see the 2WW page.


Contact Details

Moorfields

A&E, Moorfields Eye Hospital, 162 City Rd, London EC1V 2PD

Moorfields Direct – t: 020 7566 2345

t: 020 7521 4682 (direct dial to the A&E named clinician of the day)