The 15-20 National Eye Hospital, located in the heart of Paris (Bastille), is one of the oldest French hospitals: it was founded more than 700 years ago by king Saint-Louis to care for 300 (=15×20) blind people. It’s currently the public national leader of eye health services, with 60 000 ER consultations per year, 364 054 consultations and procedures, more than 21 000 surgeries (10 600 cataracts, 4 000 retinas, 2 200 glaucoma surgeries, 1 100 corneas, 1 000 eye lid and orbital surgeries… ) and 92% of outpatient care. Recently chosen as lead hospital for eye health services at the 2024 Summer Olympics, the 15-20 hospital also welcomes on its premises the Vision Institute, launched in 2004, and the University Hospital Institute (IHU) FOReSIGHT, launched in 2018, widely referred as European leaders in the field of ocular research and innovation.
With an operational budget of 90M€ and around 1000 staff, including 250 medical staff, the 15-20 hospital has recently finalized its new institutional plan for 2022-2026 with 7 strategic lines of development and transformation, including a massive reconstruction project and the development of foreign and innovative partnerships. Nicolas Peju, CEO, Nils Avanturier, deputy CEO, and Pr Christophe Baudoin, president of the medical commission, are delighted to join the WAEH network and would be more than happy to exchange with the WAEH members about the “eye hospitals” of tomorrow, to create exchange or joint education /research programmes, and to welcome any of the WAEH members for a visit in Paris.
WAEH Webinar about Same-day bilateral cataract surgery – breaking down the barriers
Register now for the WAEH Webinar about Same-day bilateral cataract surgery – breaking down the barriers on 20 December 2023! The Netherlands is a leading country in providing same-day bilateral cataract surgery as a treatment for cataracts. In a large study (coordinated by the University Eye Clinic Maastricht) involving 865 patients in 10 hospitals in […]
Same-day bilateral cataract surgery – breaking down the barriers
WAEH Webinar The Netherlands is a leading country in providing same-day bilateral cataract surgery as a treatment for cataracts. In a large study (coordinated by the University Eye Clinic Maastricht) involving 865 patients in 10 hospitals in the Netherlands, it has been shown that same-day bilateral cataract surgery is safe, effective and cost-effective. This study […]
DIABETES-RELATED EYE COMPLICATIONS SCREENING FOR THE ELDERLY ON WORLD DIABETES DAY 14/11
Prima Medical Center Saigon and Hoan My Cuu Long Hospital organized a program of diabetes screening for elderly people News from our member Prima Medical Center Saigon On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Prima Medical Center Saigon* in collaboration with another Hoan My sister provider – Hoan My Cuu Long Hospital organized a program […]
Het Oogziekenhuis Rotterdam and Erasmus MC invest in eye research and future care
The Departments of Ophthalmology and Radiology & Nuclear Medicine of Erasmus MC and Het Rotterdams Oogheelkundig Instituut (ROI) of Het Oogziekenhuis Rotterdam are jointly establishing the Eye Image Analysis Group Rotterdam. The collaboration makes scientific research possible by combining knowledge about image analysis of the eye. The eye is the only place in the human […]
Also at Het Oogziekenhuis, Rotterdam: 2 eyes operated on cataract at the same time
In September, the first patients underwent surgery for cataracts on two eyes in 1 day. This was done under local anesthesia. Bart Zijlmans, ophthalmologist specializing in cataracts: “Cataract bilateral surgery, or cataract surgery on 2 eyes in 1 day, is of course a very nice development for patients. This way the patient has to come […]