Western Eye Hospital
|Western Eye Hospital|
|Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust|
|Location||Marylebone Road, London, England |
|Care system||NHS England|
The hospital was founded by Henry Obre and John Woolcott, both surgeons, at St John's Place in Lisson Grove as the St Marylebone Eye and Ear Institution in 1856. It moved to a larger facilities in Marylebone Road in 1860 and an out-patients department was opened by the Marquess of Ripon in 1904. After the existing facility at Marylebone Road became very dilapidated, a new purpose-built facility was built on the same site and opened in March 1930. It joined the National Health Service in 1948 and was renamed the Western Eye Hospital in 1993.
The hospital operates an emergency department 24-hours a day, for ambulance and walk-in cases. It features a minor surgical theatre, a triage system, inpatient beds and two ophthalmic operating theatres. It treats a wide range of eye conditions from glaucoma to wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness.
- Bashar al-Assad - President of Syria (attended postgraduate studies at the Western Eye Hospital, specializing in ophthalmology)
- Leverett, Flynt L. (2005). Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial By Fire. Brookings Institution. ISBN 978-0-8157-5204-2.
- Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
- Imperial College Healthcare Ophthalmology services
- Ophthalmology at Western Eye Hospital
- Lost Hospitals of London – Western Eye Hospital - history of the hospital to the present