Western Eye Hospital
|Western Eye Hospital|
|Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust|
|Location||Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Emergency department||Yes Accident & Emergency|
|Website||http://www.imperial.nhs.uk/westerneye/index.htm Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Western Eye|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
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.
The lead consultant is Mr Graham Duguid and the hospital is owned and operated by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust who also run the nearby St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, as well as Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital and Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital. WEH (formerly the Western Ophthalmic Hospital) has been providing ophthalmic services since 1856.