Moorfields Eye Hospital

What our service does

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK and a world-class centre of excellence for ophthalmic research and education. We have a reputation, developed over two centuries, for providing the highest quality of ophthalmic care. Our 1,800 staff are committed to sustaining and building on our pioneering legacy and ensuring we remain at the cutting edge of developments in ophthalmology.

With our partners at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, we are a national and international centre for research into eye conditions and treatments, leading one of the strongest and most extensive ophthalmic research programmes in the world. Together, we have one of the highest measures of scientific productivity and impact in the world for eye research activity.

Our A&E team offers accident and emergency treatment for urgent, sight-threatening problems and for issues that cannot wait for a routine appointment with your GP.

On arrival, you will be assessed by a nurse who will determine how serious your condition is and prioritise you for treatment accordingly. Sometimes, we’ll be able to treat your condition straight away, but sometimes we might decide to refer you to one of our more specialist services for further tests and treatments.

Please note that we are not a general A&E and can only help with eye conditions

Location of our service

We treat people in 21 locations in and around London. This means that we can provide more first-class care and treatment in the community, closer to where people live and work.

Moorfields Eye Centre at Bedford is one of our district hubs, bringing expert eye care closer to patients' homes.

Located on the same campus as Bedford Hospital, our eye centre provides comprehensive outpatient and diagnostic care for a wide range of eye conditions, as well as more complex eye surgery.

Who our service provides for

Treatment offered includes:

Cataract (outpatient)
External disease (outpatient)
Glaucoma (outpatient)
Medical retina (outpatient)
Oculoplastics (outpatient)
Paediatrics (outpatient)
Vitreoretinal (outpatient)

How to start using our service

A&E is a walk-in service, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no need to make an appointment. If you have an urgent, sight-threatening problems or a problem with your eyes that cannot wait for a routine appointment with your GP, simply come along to the department which is based in Moorfields Eye Hospital in City Road in central London.

General Contact Information

Moorfields Eye Centre at Bedford Hospital
Telephone: 01234 355 122

Contact for more information

162 City Road , London, EC1V 2PD
02072 533411
Opening Hours:
24 hours
A&E department (office hours only) 020 7566 2089

For A&E queries out of hours 020 7253 3411

Record Last Reviewed On: 28/01/2016