KKESH Obtained American Society of Hospital Pharmacies (ASHP) International Accreditation



 King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital has obtained international accreditation of hospital and health system pharmacy services from the American Society of Hospital Pharmacies as the first MOH hospital in the Kingdom and the first specialized hospital in the field of ophthalmology worldwide to obtain this accreditation. It is the largest association in the field of pharmacy in the United States.

This accreditation is considered a milestone in official and global recognition of hospital health systems efficiency. Also, it is considered to provide the best innovative and distinguished pharmaceutical services and practices of high and safe quality that are provided to patients in a sustainable manner in accordance with international safety and quality standards.

This achievement comes as a result of the efforts of the pharmacists working in pharmaceutical care services department at the hospital and their continuous aspiration for success and excellence.

The most prominent scope of criteria evaluated was in the following fields: management and leadership, pharmaceutical quality and safety, pharmaceutical policies and information, information department, clinical pharmacy services, pharmaceutical supply chains, and learning and development.

It is worth noting that the hospital was praised by ASHP for its excellence in pharmaceutical services in the following fields: providing continuing pharmaceutical medical learning to the medical staff, linking drug, audio and visual education to the patient with barcodes on the YouTube channel, developing the optimal use of topical antibiotics to treat eye infectious diseases, drug consultation service procedures during discharging of admitted patients. In addition, team spirit among health staff inside and outside the Pharmaceutical Care Services Department which reflects positively on the patients’ healthcare experience journey.

This achievement would not have been without Allah support and then support of hospital administration in particular, and the support of the government of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and HRH, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince for the health sector in general.




Saudi 2023 Ophthalmology

The Saudi Ophthalmology Conference 2023 was held for three days at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Riyadh, under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Health, Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajel. The conference was organized by the Saudi Ophthalmology Society and King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital, in collaboration with the Department of Ophthalmology at King Saud University.

The conference was successfully ended, attracting a significant number of medical professionals, optometrists, and ophthalmology enthusiasts. An accompanying exhibition featuring several pharmaceutical and medical firms specialize in eye and optical products was held.

There were 40 international speakers and 136 local speakers at the conference, 280 scientific papers were discussed and 40 training sessions and were held.

The conference covered a variety of eye-related topics, according to the head of the Scientific Committee, Dr. Huda Abdullah Al-Ghadeer. The most significant ones were artificial intelligence in ophthalmology, corneal diseases, the most recent surgical techniques for cataracts, vision correction procedures, retinal diseases and surgeries, optometry, uveitis diseases and their treatments, and cosmetic surgery performed inside the eye socket.

In his remarks, Dr. Saad Al-Anazi, Vice Chairman of the Society and Chairman of the Conference Organizing Committee, commended the early planning of the conference in order to increase scientific interest in the field of ophthalmology. He also thanked all of the speakers, both local and international, for their productive lectures and workshops, pointing out that this was the conference's forty session. We share the advantages, outcomes, and recommendations we continue to offer with ophthalmologists.




KKESH Participation in ESCRS Conference

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital has participated in the exhibition accompanying the Conference of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), which was held in Vienna from 8 - 12 \ 9 \ 2023, as this conference is the largest in the specialty of cataract and refractive surgeries.

Through the exhibition, the hospital aims to share its achievements and attract distinguished competencies in order to provide the best services to the hospital's patients and visitors.

Additionally, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al Rajhi, the hospital’s CEO, has met with a number of leaders at the hospital's special booth looking forward to establish a future partnership aims to achieve the hospital's services for patients and visitors.






The Second Meeting of the Support Group for Patients with Night Blindness


In keeping with its long history of hosting and supporting support groups, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital sponsored the second meeting of the support group for patients with night blindness (Retinitis Pigmentosa) today, August 24, 2023. The hospital believes that these groups play a significant and beneficial role for our patients.


One of the meeting's most crucial goals was to discuss the most significant issues that the participants were encountering and to provide a range of potential solutions offered by the doctors and professionals. Additionally, some personal experiences were presented so that others might share and benefit from them.






Abstract Submission is Re-opened!

Abstract Submission is Re-opened Don’t miss it. Final Deadline 22/7/2023 Hurry Up and Submit NOW!  



Saudi Ophthalmology Meeting 2023

Save The Date! Saudi Ophthalmology Meeting will take place in Riyadh at Crowne Plaza RDC from 19 to 21 October. Book your calendar & Stay tuned!! 

For more details please visite the website



Obtaining ISO 20000 Certification for Technical Service Development



King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital has obtained ISO 20000 certification for developing technical services in compliance with the highest international standards, as well as ISO 2230 certification for work on digital transformation and the development of mature digital services. This achievement ensures that technical work will continue in accordance with the best practices around the world and that health services will be provided using the most cutting-edge technologies.  


Due to the efforts made in the work of digital transformation and the maturity of digital services


King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital has obtained ISO 22301 certification for international standards for the business continuity management system


By taking the following measures to ensure business continuity:

  • Ensuring essential business continuity in emergency situations.
  • Adopting a preventive strategy to lessen the effects of incidents.
  • Developing the necessary policies and procedures for risk governance and compliance.
  • Implementing a proactive strategy to avoid business interruption


As a result of KKESH achievement in developing technical services according to the highest international standards

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital has obtained ISO 20000 certification

  • Developing operational model and governance for IT services.
  • Working to manage technical solutions with great efficiency.
  • Digitizing medical services and developing a distinctive user experience.
  • Applying the integrated system approach in the field of information technology



World Retinal Detachment Awareness Week Participation

Participation in the International Week of Retinoblastoma Awareness was made by King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital. The goal of the campaign is to inform the public about the significance of early examination and the fact that white pupils are the most typical symptom of Retinoblastoma patients. We appreciate the efforts of our medical care for sacrificing their time to help educate our beloved community. They are our heroes.



Conference on Nursing Innovation and Transformation - 2030 Vision

The King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital launched the two-day Innovation and Transformation Conference in Nursing – 2030 Vision.


It includes a set of lectures, workshops, and discussion sessions presented by specialized speakers on the sidelines of the conference.


The primary aspects were:


  • Artificial intelligence in healthcare.
  • Telenursing
  • Leadership transformation in the field of nursing.



The fourth meeting of the parents and children with retinoblastoma support group


Support groups plays an essential role facilitating the meeting of people with the same concerns, i.e., whether they are related to illnesses, societal issues, or significant changes in one's life. Members of support groups frequently share their experiences and advices. It is beneficial for you to speak to others who share the same concern.


Therefore, Social Work Department at King Khalid Specialist Hospital is working to build a variety of support groups to be a connecting point. We are pleased to host the fourth meeting of the support group for families and children with retinoblastoma today.


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