At the emergency clinic, we examine and treat patients of all ages who require specialist medical care. Treatment at the clinic requires a physician’s referral for emergency treatment.
Only patients with a serious eye injury or an eye disorder or disease requiring emergency care can be admitted for treatment without a referral.
We are open every day of the year. During nighttime, from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., we only treat patients requiring acute care, on the basis of an advance consultation.
Once you arrive at the emergency clinic, our healthcare professionals will make an assessment of the need and urgency of your treatment. We treat patients in order of urgency, not in order of their arrival. Therefore, a patient who has arrived after you, may receive treatment before you.
- On weekdays from Monday to Friday, it is recommend that you arrive at the emergency clinic between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. After 3:00 p.m., our emergency services operate with reduced staff.
- Please arrive at the emergency clinic by public transport or have someone drive you over in a car. After the examinations and treatment procedures, it is very likely that you cannot drive yourself. Eye examinations may require the administering of dilating eye drops that blur your vision.
- If you wear contact lenses, please also bring your glasses.
- Take an updated list of all your medication as well as your regular medication with you. Waiting times can sometimes be long.
- At the emergency department, we do not renew any prescriptions. For prescription renewals, please contact your treatment unit during office hours.
- Waiting times can sometimes be long, so it may be good to bring along a water bottle and a snack, for example. There are a few cafés and shops in the area, but they are not always open.
- If you have eye or vision symptoms, seek medical attention primarily in the area where you live, at a health center, health center emergency department, or, if you prefer, a private physician. If necessary, the examining physician will refer you to further treatment in accordance with the instructions of the HUS on-call ophthalmologist.
- Please call the toll-free Medical Helpline number 116 117 first before seeking medical attention at an emergency clinic in the Uusimaa region.
You can get treatment for most eye problems at the local health center
- Conjunctivitis with discharge
- Allergic eye symptoms
- Inflammation of the eyelid (such as a stye)
- Corneal abrasion (erosion)
- Removal of foreign body (debris) from the surface of the eye
- Basic diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome
- Subconjunctival hemorrhage (sugillation) – does not usually require treatment