Appointments and information:
Appointments and information:

Emergency eye treatment

Visit ophthalmologist at the Emergency Medicine Centre if you have:

  • eye trauma

  • an eye injury from corrosive substances

  • an eye burn

  • a sudden change in vision

  • a sudden change in vision less than 1 month after eye surgery

Do not turn to the emergency department for an ophthalmologist's consultation if you have:

  • conjunctivitis
  • dryness, stinging and/or itching of the eyes
  • inflammation of the eyelids (blepharitis)
  • blockage of the eyelid sebaceous gland (hordeolum) or bacterial inflammation of the eyelash follicle (chalazion)
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage (broken blood vessel) in the eye

In those cases, please contact your family doctor for help.