Western Eye HospitalEdit profile
Western Eye Hospital (WEH) includes the only 24-hour emergency ophthalmology department in west London and 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 Philip Bloom 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. This is the college that Bashar Al-Assad the president of Syrian Arab Republic studied in while he was in London.