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King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh


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The hospital provides quality tertiary ophthalmic care to the patients it serves and promotes the delivery of Kingdom-wide ophthalmic care through its outreach, educational, and research programs. For more than two decades, KKESH has been recognized for excellence in its delivery of ophthalmic patient care, for its strong educational programs (including continuing medical education seminars and symposium), and training of ophthalmology residents and sub specialty fellows as well as other allied healthcare.

KKESH is a JCIA accredited hospital and is committed to meet the highest international standards. It is also a member of American Association of Eye and Ear Centers of Excellence. 

KKESH has 1,216 full-time employees, including 341 nurses and 64 physicians. The physician roster includes 49 ophthalmologists, 4 anesthesiologists, 7 adult internists, 3 pediatricians, 1 radiologists. With the growth and expansion of the ambulatory surgical centers (now called Short Stay unit) to 33, the number of inpatient beds at KKESH has been reduced from 228 to 196.

In 2014, around 12,000 patients were admitted for elective surgery, as well as emergency surgical and medical care. In 2014, around 180,000 patient visits occurred in the outpatient department including almost 23,000 seen in the Technical services. Around 35,500 patient visits took place in the emergency room, and around 11,500 surgical procedures were performed in the operating theater.

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