Most ophthalmology services are based at the Falkirk Community Hospital,
All adult outpatient clinics are held at the Falkirk Community Hospital. Some children’s clinics are run at the Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannan Community Hospitals
- The outpatient department can be contacted on 01324 673855
The following speciality eye clinics are provided:
- Paediatric care
- Corneal external disease
- Ocular dystonia
- Immunosuppression clinic
- Lacrimal assessment
- Medical retina/macula disease
- One stop lid surgery
- Adult and childrens low vision clinics are held at the Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Camelon
Most day surgery will be carried out at the Falkirk Community Hospital, although adults and children who need to have surgery with a general anaesthetic will be admitted to the Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
- The ophthalmology day surgery unit can be contacted on 01324 616401
All emergency appointments will be at the Falkirk Community Hospital. Emergency clinics are held every day (including weekends) to see patients whose doctor or optometrist has asked for urgent treatment.
Referrals to hospital eye services can be made by your GP or optometrist. Once a referral is received, your consultant will review the information provided, and decide whether you need an urgent or a routine appointment.
As thorough examination of the eye often requires the use of eye drops which can affect your vision for a few hours afterwards, you should not drive to your outpatient appointment.
Are you worried losing your sight?
For anyone who has concerns about their sight or hearing we have made a short film about how spotting the signs of sight or hearing loss and the steps you should take to get your eyes and/or ears tested.
Also produced is a series of videos that address issues faced by older people who experience sight and hearing loss. These give information on a range of subjects including the causes of sight loss and hearing loss, and what support and assistive aids are available.