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Fighting Spirit

For over two centuries, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been at the forefront of the delivery of ophthalmic care, research and education. The establishment of this single specialty eye hospital was a visionary move by a group of dedicated surgeon oculists – as was the development of ophthalmic subspecialization, which took place at Moorfields during the latter half of the 20th century. The spirit of innovation has remained a core facet of Moorfields’ life and has enabled us to not only survive, but also to flourish. We are now entering perhaps the most exciting phase of our history, with our proposed move into a purpose-built, integrated clinical, research and education facility.

Just as the blight of "military ophthalmoplegia" was the catalyst that led to the founding of Moorfields, the aging demographic and economic downturn are forcing all involved in eye care to deliver services in increasingly innovative ways.

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Nick Strouthidis

Medical Director, Moorfields Eye Hospital

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