• New Chair
    Executive Board WAEH

    Mrs. Cathy Kowalewski, COO Wilmer Eye Hospital, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, U.S.A.
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    WAEH News

The WAEH: a worldwide network of eye hospitals

The World Association of Eye Hospitals is the global association of eye hospitals. All member-hospitals are “centres of excellence” in ophthalmology. This means that they are all focused on delivering the best and most safe ophthalmic care.

The World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH) is the global umbrella body for the regional associations of eye hospitals, like the European Association of Eye Hospitals.


“The annual meeting of the WAEH was special and unexpected. As a physician, I was surprised to learn a great deal from this meeting not about scientific medical things but how to share ideas and improve our clinic and OR systems. There are many common problems worldwide. The exchange was excellent for better understanding and solutions of patient flow and efficiency.”

Christine C Nelson, MD, FACS
Bartley R Frueh, MD and Frueh Family Professorship in Eye Plastics and Orbital Surgery
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor of Surgery, Eye Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Section Chief, Eye Plastic, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery
Kellogg Eye Center
University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems


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Baltimore, USA

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia


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