Alleviating Childhood Blindness from Congenital Glaucoma in Saudi Arabia

For World Glaucoma Week, Drs Rizwan Malik and Deepak P. Edward discuss the advances that Ophthalmologists at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) are making to tackle childhood blindness from congenital glaucoma in the Kingdom. Alleviating childhood blindness is a priority for the World Health Organization (WHO). Approximately 8,000 children are estimated to have functional low vision…

Rethinking glaucoma care

Organisation: Glaucoma Center- Morocco
For World Glaucoma Week, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Ezzouhairi on why we need to rethink glaucoma care... Glaucoma remains one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness worldwide. It is projected that the prevalence of glaucoma increases to 112 million people by 2040, disproportionately affecting people in Asia and Africa (1). Blindness and visual impairment from glaucoma…

Delivering high standard of ophthalmic patient care: King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital

Associate Chief Patient Affairs Officer
Organisation: King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital is a leading hospital and center of excellence established under a royal decree from King Khaled bin Abdul-Aziz. Previous to our establishment, Saudi citizens were encountering many difficulties seeking ophthalmic care. They often traveled abroad to receive treatment. Since we opened in 1982, we have delivered high-quality care services to…