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Updated guidance on Emergency Eye Care

5 March 2013

An eye condition is an emergency if its occurrence is unpredictable and it requires treatment or admission at short notice to avoid damage to the eye or eyesight.

The College will not attempt to identify every type of case that falls into the emergency category: it is the responsibility of the consultant under whose care the patient is registered to identify those cases and ensure timely delivery of care.

View the suite of Ophthalmic Services Guidance Chapters or download the document Emergency Eye Care.