Western Eye Hospital

Western Eye Hospital

Western Eye Hospital
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Geography
Location Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Specialist
Services
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Links
Website http://www.imperial.nhs.uk/westerneye/index.htm Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Western Eye
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Western Eye Hospital (WEH) is an ophthalmology hospital in west London.

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.