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Eye Emergency Department

The Eye Emergency Department is based in the Ophthalmology Outpatient Department at Newcastle’s RVI.

All patients are encouraged to see their GP in the first instance who will refer you to the Eye Emergency Department, or to A and E if appropriate. You can refer yourself to be seen here if your eye condition or injury is urgent. However, please check their opening hours. If they are closed, then please attend A and E.

On arrival you will be assessed by a member of the nursing staff and then seen by either a doctor, optician or another nurse, depending upon your condition.


Contact details

Main Telephone: 0191 282 5905


Opening hours
Monday to Friday - 8.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday - 9.00am - 11.30am (urgent cases only).

Cost: Free

Last updated: April 30, 2021

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