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Eye Trauma and Emergency Center


The Department of Ophthalmology

Division of Retina

Eye Trauma and Emergency Center

The Eye Trauma and Emergency Center provides immediate response to ophthalmic emergencies such as:

  • acute orbital hypertension
  • hyphema
  • temporal arteritis
  • acute angle-closure glaucoma
  • central or branch retinal artery occlusion
  • retinal detachment
  • chemical burns of the cornea and conjunctiva
  • intraocular foreign bodies
  • acute vitreous hemorrhage
  • ruptured globe
  • other trauma to the eye

The eye trauma unit is staffed 24 hours a day by attending UCLA faculty ophthalmologists. They are supported by ophthalmic fellows and residents who are available for initial patient evaluation and surgical assisting. The eye trauma team is able to rapidly mobilize all necessary medical, surgical, and consultative services.

Telephone Number
(310) 825-2111 Information - UCLA Emergency Center (24 hours)
(310) 825-3090 Information - Eye Trauma and Emergency Center

Body System Location
Eyes and Vision