Emergency room 24h

24h Emergency room

C/Muntaner 314, 08021 Barcelona (Spain)

Tel: (+34) 932 095 311 Fax: (+34) 932 002 469

Mail: info@barraquer.com

Emergency 24h

C/Muntaner 314, 08021 Barcelona (Spain)

Tel: (+34) 932 095 311 Fax: (+34) 932 002 469

Mail: info@barraquer.com

Barraquer Ophthalmology Center has an emergency service open all the time (24 hours every day of the year, without any exception) to serve patients suffering from any eye process (disease, accident, etc..) or simply answer to questions about any factor that affects their vision.

The service is staffed by medical personnel of the Center, including both medical and surgical services (anterior and posterior segment surgeons). As it is the case for any emergency service, here they care for situations that require immediate action. This service should be used as a resource to make routine follow-up visits that must be scheduled in the usual consultation desks of the Center.

HOW THE SERVICE OPERATES

Upon arrival at the main reception, emergency care is carried out in the adequate department for that purpose, where physicians will determine which is the patient’s pathology, the treatment to apply, and will perform, if required, diagnostic tests to clarify the process. Both personal details concerning the patient and those related to the medical visit are treated through software specially designed for the Emergency Department.

SUPPLEMENTARY TESTS

To establish a correct diagnosis, it is sometimes necessary to practice tests (in some cases this must be urgently done). The most common are:

  • Graduation of vision.
  • Visual field.
  • Optical coherence tomography.
  • Ultrasonography.
  • Radiological studies.
  • Fluorescein angiography.
  • Occasionally, CT or MRI brain and orbit (to be done outdoors).

Finally, the corresponding treatment is applied ( either medical or surgical, depending on the pathology). If necessary, in the following days following, some tests must be carried out for patient’s follow-up until he/she can be discharged.

The most common pathologies

  • Red Eye: conjunctivitis, keratitis, episcleritis, uveitis.
  • Injuries: corneal erosion, burns, foreign bodies, lacerations and eye perforation.
  • Problems on eyelid: chalazion, eyelid edema and erythema, abnormal eyelashes.
  • Problems due to dry eyes.
  • Problems due to increased eye pressure: primary and secondary glaucoma.
  • Vision loss by several reasons: corneal opacities, cataracts, inflammation, bleeding, retinal detachment.
  • Vision of "floaters", distorted or wavy vision, and so on, due to vitreo-retinal or optic nerve problems.
  • Eye pain caused by different causes.