Patients are kindly asked to consider whether their eye problem is an emergency and whether Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is the closest emergency service before attending.

What conditions do we treat?

The Emergency Eye Department deals with sight-threatening conditions only.

Patients may be re-directed if their condition is not an emergency or they live outside the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital catchment area.

Across Greater Manchester there are Emergency departments that have access to Ophthalmology services or professionals trained to treat emergency eye conditions.

Who you will see and what treatments do we offer?

The department is staffed by doctors, ophthalmic nurse practitioners, and optometrists. The team works together to assess patients, undertake a variety of tests, provide emergency treatment and refer patients to be seen in specialist services if required.


Tertiary referrals are permitted only following case discussion with the appropriate team and acceptance has been provided.

Who are the consultants?

A number of doctors work on a rotational basis within the department.

Where will I receive treatment?

The Emergency Eye Department is located in module F on the ground floor of Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

From the entrance of the Eye Hospital hospital, walk to the far end of the atrium, module F is located at the back of the atrium and is signposted Eye F – Emergency Eye Centre.

Patients requiring this service should register at Eye F reception and they will be triaged appropriately.

Get in touch

0161 276 5597

8:00am – 8:00pm, everyday