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


  • Patients with urgent, sight-threatening problems.


  • 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


This form can be sent by: Hand to Patient

Please telephone before sending patient.  Specialist A&E dept – send patient with GP letter (explaining why same day urgent).

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.

General Contact Details

t: 020 7566 2345

e: moorfields.healthprofessionals@nhs.net

w: https://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/service/accident-emergency