Opening hours and contact information
OfficePhone, Office: 09 471 73150
Emergency Outpatient Department for Eye Diseases 24hPhone, Emergency Outpatient Department for Eye Diseases 24h: 09 471 73170
At the Emergency Outpatient Clinic in Eye and Ear Hospital, we examine and treat patients of all ages who have an eye condition, injury or illness that requires specialist emergency care.
The Emergency Outpatient Clinic is open every day of the year and operates outside the office hours according to the urgency of the illness.
Treatment at the Emergency Outpatient Clinic for Eye Diseases is available on a physician’s emergency referral. When you arrive at the emergency clinic, our healthcare professionals will make an assessment of the need and urgency of your treatment. In a queue situation, the order in which patients are examined is determined primarily by the degree of urgency of the illness.
If you are experiencing eye or vision symptoms, you should first seek medical attention in the health center of your area of residence, health center emergency services, or a private physician if you wish. If necessary, the physician examining you will make a referral for further treatment in accordance with the instructions of the on-call ophthalmologist at HUS Eye Diseases. The referring physician should always consult the Emergency Outpatient Clinic for Eye Diseases by phone during both office and on-call hours each time a patient is referred to emergency care services.
After examination and treatment procedures, it is very likely that you cannot drive, so please arrive at the emergency clinic using public transport or in the company of a person who can drive you. In the Emergency Outpatient Clinic, we do not renew prescriptions; in such needs, the patient must contact the primary care unit during office hours.