National Eye Hospital of Sri Lanka: Services


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National Eye Hospital has an Out Patient Department (OPD) which is open from 8.00am to 8.00pm daily, except on Sundays and public holidays.(On Saturdays OPD is open from 8.00am to 12.00 noon. But OPD tickets are issued only till 10.00am). When a new patient comes to the OPD, he/she should be first visited to room number 10. There an OPD ticket will be issued to that patient and he/she will be sent to room number 13 to check the vision. Once it is done the patient will be sent to the waiting area allocated to the OPD till his/her number is called. This waiting area is located in front of the three rooms where OPD doctors treating patients. These three rooms are room number 4B, 5 and 11. The room number to which each patient should visit is mentioned in the OPD ticket.


Emergency department of the National Eye Hospital is open for 24 hours a day for 7 days. Casualty units have been divided as shown below.

This arrangement will be changed when consultants are covering up casualty admissions in weekends. Patients coming to take treatment from the Emergency department of the National Eye Hospital should go to room number 23. All activates related to patients will be done there. If a patient needs further opinion on treatment he/ she will be admitted to the ward of the corresponding consultant for further management.