Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was founded about 200 years ago and is known to be one of the largest and the oldest hospitals in the world. Moorfields London is renowned internationally for its strong clinical and research leadership and activities.
The hospital is a leading provider of major international tertiary eye health services and is a world-class center of excellence for ophthalmic education and research. Over 50% of the ophthalmologists in the UK have received specialist training at Moorfields hospital.
The Most Trusted in Modern Clinical Care
From common complaints to rare and most complicated eye conditions, the main focus of the institution is to provide world-class treatment and care for patients with a wide range of eye problems. Through the unique range of skills and knowledge of Moorfields clinicians and its partnership with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, the hospital has become one of the leading and most extensive ophthalmic research programs in the world. Together, they are regarded to have one of the highest measures of scientific productivity and impact in the eye research world.
A Brief History
During the beginning of the 19th century, ophthalmology was still an unknown science until an epidemic of trachoma has struck soldiers from the Napoleonic wars. With the epidemic as a driving force, London surgeon Astley Cooper and John Cunningham Saunders successfully founded the first eye hospital in the world in October 1804.
As the number of patients seeking eye treatment drastically increased, the hospital was driven to move to a larger site in 1822 and finally to Moorfields main site existing presently on City Road, central London, in 1899. The hospital was still operating as a charity where patients are given admission cards that state that the cards are only granted to the poor and shall not be abused for its charitable purposes. The decision of treatment will vary on clinical findings such as the severity and rate of ROP progression, gestational age, birth weight, and ethnicity.
Care Closer to You
Moorfields London has branched out internationally to cater to more people in need. Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai located in Dubai Healthcare City is the first overseas branch of Moorfields and is the first Joint Venture of the institution in partnership with United Eastern Medical Services. Unitedly, they bring more than 200 years of eye care excellence to the Middle East with the same goal of providing exceptional standards of medical care to people throughout the region.
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) Affiliation
As part of the commitment of the hospital to facilitating extraordinary teaching within the region, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai is affiliated with Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). Together, they offer a series of courses comprising the spectrum of subspecialties within ophthalmology in their joint aim of helping to teach tomorrow’s eye experts.
Moorfields Eye Hospital locations in the UAE aspire to be regarded as the finest Eye Hospitals in the Middle East through the treatment of patients embodied with honesty, respect, and in accordance to their specific individual needs.
Your eyesight is highly valuable, please contact us as soon as possible if you or any of your family experience any concerns. Early detection and treatment can prevent permanent and serious consequences.