Under the Slogan

As part of the hospital's scientific mission, the Glaucoma Symposium was launched this morning 1 Rabeea Al- Akhar 1439 corresponding to 19 December 2017 at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital under the slogan "New Form of Glaucoma Treatment".

Dr. Awad Al Owaidah,, Chief of Glaucoma division and Chair of the Organizing Committee, gave a speech about the symposium and its objectives. Dr. Saleh Ahmed Al Mesfer, Executive Director of the hospital, delivered a speech in which he welcomed the attendees, participants and speakers.

The hospital hosted international speakers from Hungary, Italy and local speakers from King Fahad Hospital in Al Khobar, King Saud University Hospital and Riyadh Military Hospital, as well as speakers from King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital. The participants are expected to reach 200 participants from all levels in the glaucoma field. This symposium was covered in the hospital's social media accounts.

Based on the importance of volunteering and its role in enhancing the spirit of the team and its positive impact on the individual and society, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital launched six voluntary initiatives as part of the Ministry of Health initiatives for the World Volunteer Day which was held on December 5, 2017 under the hashtag (#تطوعي_صحة (. These initiatives are:  the initiatives of the elderly care center in Al-Nakheel/ the initiative of the (Insan) Group under the name "You are in the eyes"/ the initiative of the Aris Foundation under the name of "your safety is our happiness" and the Initiatives of the Girls' Care Foundation in Riyadh under the name "An Eye on the Future".

Each team in these visits performed eye screening for the occupants of these centers. They also gave awareness lectures on eye diseases. These visits started from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

An exhibition was also held at Al-Bujairi Park in Al-Deraiya in order to educate the visitors of the exhibition about the safe methods of using contact lenses and cosmetics, their disadvantages and how to prevent them under the name "My eye is beautiful." A number of visitors underwent eye screening during the exhibition which started from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm

An exhibition entitled "Ask a Doctor" was also held at the Panorama Shopping Center, which aims to answer visitors' queries regarding eye diseases and how to prevent them. The exhibition started from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

It is worth mentioning that this campaign is the biggest implemented campaign in the history of King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital. The number of participants was more than 140 volunteers with a total of 675 volunteer hours in 6 different locations. These initiatives benefited 275 persons and (52) cases were detected. The procedures of their treatment in hospital are ongoing.

The participants in these initiatives interacted positively with volunteer work, which is a fundamental pillar in the development and the social cohesion of the society. Volunteer work is a human practice which has been closely linked to all the meanings of good in all human societies. These initiatives were covered in the hospital's social media accounts.


Dr. Saleh bin Ahmed Al Mesfer, Acting General Executive Director of King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, , opened the 32nd Annual Nursing Symposium under the slogan " Modern Nursing Role in Health Promotion" in Tuwaiq Palace at the Diplomatic Quarter during the period from 26-27 Safar 1439H corresponding to 15-16 November 2017. The symposium was granted 11-scientific-hour accreditation by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.

 The ceremony started with reciting verses from the Holy Quran. Dr. Al-Mesfer then delivered a speech in which he mentioned that King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital used to organize annual medical conferences and symposia to keep up with all updates in the field of ophthalmology. Based on the important of nursing role in supporting health services and in order to keep the nursing staff updated in the field of nursing, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital holds the 32nd annual Nursing Symposium under the slogan "Modern Nursing Role in Health Promotion ". The symposium was granted 11-scientific-hour accreditation by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. We are pleased that this symposium hosts 12 international and local speakers."

The symposium sheds light on several topics, the most important of which are:  Challenges in Integrating Practice; Education and Research; Advanced Nurse Practitioner; At the Bedside: Managing 6 Cs (care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, commitment); Patient Engagement in Patient Safety: Educating Our Patients, Nurse Resilience: Critical to Patient Care, The Cost of Caring: Keeping Healthcare Providers “Healthy”, Ethics in Nursing: Is it lost?

As a result of the hospital's strict adherence to the international health standards in the provision of health services in all ophthalmic subspecialties to ophthalmic patients and in recognition of the efforts exerted for patients' safety and health, the accreditation of the Joint International Commission for the accreditation of health facilities has been renewed for three years. The hospital was one of the first hospitals in the area to be granted the accreditation.

The hospital has also been awarded (HIMSS Stage7) classification for Hospital Health Information Systems (HISMS), which is under the umbrella of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), located in the United States. The hospital is the first hospital in the Middle East to obtain this classification.

  This comes in the light of the generous and continuous support of the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and H.H Crown Prince as well as the continuous follow-up by H.E. Minister of Health.

In conclusion Dr. Al-Musfer thanked all members of the Organizing Committee for their outstanding efforts in preparing the scientific program of the symposium and communicating with all experts and speakers to enrich this symposium with their scientific competence and experience. He also thanked all the speakers for accepting the invitation to participate in this symposium. He thanked all colleagues and attendees and wished success to all the efforts of organizing staff. At the end of the ceremony, Dr. Mesfer honored the participants.


The Joint Committee for International Health Facilities' accreditation has renewed the accreditation of King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital for a period of three years. This accreditation comes as a result of the strict adherence to the international health standards in the provision of health services to ophthalmic patients in various specialties and in recognition of its efforts for the patients' safety and care. The hospital was one of the first hospitals in the region to achieve the accreditation in 2001.  

It is worth noting that the Joint Commission for Health Facility Accreditation works with hundreds of health care institutions, ministries of health and international organizations. It is the world's leading healthcare accreditation committee. The certificates it awards constitute an international accreditation for the best practice in quality and patient safety.

Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi, Executive Chief of King Khaled Specialist Eye Hospital, thanked the technical and administrative staff for their continuous efforts and dedication in serving patients which resulted in the successful renewal of accreditation.

As part of celebrating the World's First-Aid Day, Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital has published a number of awareness leaflets on the social media. Interviews were made through the hospital's snapchat account in which specialists talked about first aid in case of eye injury. In this regard, Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Amri, senior anterior segment consultant in the emergency room,   was interviewed in the Saudi Chanel (2).

These efforts are initiated by the hospital to raise awareness and clarify the right first aids in the event eye injury. 

On the first day of Eid Al-Adha, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al-Rajhi, Chief Executive Officer of King KKESH, visited the admitted patients to celebrate Eid with them. During the visit, bouquets of flowers and sweets were presented to patients and toys to pediatric patients, wishing them health and wellbeing.


Training Course for KKESH Employee children  on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

The Department of Training and Scholarship at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital on Thursday, 11 November 2017  in the West building of the hospital, organized a course for the children of employees to introduce them to the correct methods of CPR techniques when there is a situation that calls for rapid intervention as a social responsibility for the management of training and scholarship towards the community.


Fireworks: A Danger threatening the

Dr. Huda Abdullah Al-Ghadeer, Chief of Emergency Department at King Khaled Specialist Hospital, asserted that fireworks usually cause eye injuries for both the users and the people around. Most of the injuries caused by fireworks are in the eye then hands and fingers.

She mentioned that the eye injuries caused by fireworks are often acute and can cause permanent loss of visual acuity or loss of sight. Al Ghadeer shed light on the types of injuries that may result from the use of fireworks, indicating that burns of the eyelid and conjunctiva rupture of the eyelid and eyeball in addition to corneal wounds are considered to be the most serious injuries. She added that the user or the people around the user are at risk that a foreign body gets into the eye in addition to causing hematoma to the anterior chamber.

She added that these injuries may have complications overtime to cause corneal opacity, cataract, glaucoma, displacement of the natural lens, injuries in the bottom of the eye, retinal detachment, loss of sight and it may even cause total loss of the eye.

Dr. Al-Ghadeer stressed a number of precautions that must be taken into account while dealing with fireworks. At first, she stressed that adults should light fireworks outside homes after choosing the right place, which should be spacious and free from any obstruction or flammable materials. She demanded wearing protective glasses to enjoy a safe Eid day.  She warned of trying to re-ignite the fireworks or trying to manufacture them at homes.

Dr. Al-Ghadeer stressed not to rub the eye in the case of any injury and demanded not to wash it with water or try to remove foreign objects that may be stuck to the eye. She stressed the need to go to the emergency department to receive the necessary medical care when an eye injury occurs due to the use of fireworks.


Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmad Opens Saudi Ophthalmology Meeting 2107

Under the auspices of H.E. Dr.Tawfiq Bin Fawzan Al Rabiah, Health Minister, H.R.H. Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmad, President of the Saudi Ophthalmology Society and H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al-Rajhi, General Executive Director of King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKEAH) initiated the activities of the three-day Saudi Ophthalmology Meeting 2017 which was held in Prince Sultan hall at Al- Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. 

The Opening ceremony began with reciting some verses of the Holy Quran followed by the Opening speech of KKESH given by Dr. Saleh Al-Mesfer, Executive Medical Director, in which he pointed out that the meeting of this year focuses on the recent advances in ophthalmology which includes: "uveitis, anterior segment, retina, glaucoma, optometry and pharmacological activity", in addition to the symposium about the Management of Ophthalmology Practices East and West Connection. He explained that KKEH aims to provide distinguished and leading specialist healthcare services which meet the highest standards of healthcare in addition to the hospital's major role in research and studies of eye diseases and treatment. He added that KKESH is an educational and training center which trains and qualifies ophthalmologists and professionals who provide supportive health services to keep up with the global advances. Up to this year, (311) fellows (male and female) have completed the sub-specialty fellowship program; (32) of them are from the gulf countries.  

He concluded by thanking His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, President of the Saudi Ophthalmology Society, for his efforts to develop ophthalmology in the Kingdom and for his unlimited contributions to prevent  visual impairment locally, regionally and internationally. He also extended thanks to Dr. Tawfiq Bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah for the auspices of the meeting and his support to the hospital. 

 H.H Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmad ben Abdulaziz gave a speech in which he said:

I would like to welcome you to the scientific meeting of the Saudi Ophthalmology Society 2017, with the participation of selective ophthalmologists from Saudi universities and hospitals and from the neighbor countries. We are pleased that this meeting is a combination of both (the 29 annual scientific meeting of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society) and (the 34 KKESH symposium).  This meeting hosts (19) international visiting professors.

He added: "The Society aims to promote continuous medical education. (29) Scientific meetings were held annually by the society. It also organized more than 60 scientific symposia in different regions of the Kingdom to educate primary healthcare physicians. The Society also held more than (160) general symposia to raise awareness about common eye diseases, and published 23 booklets to enhance health awareness. These publications were distributed in conferences, symposia, seminars and events. The Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology has achieved a distinguished position as a peer-reviewed journal in ophthalmology which releases studies and scientific researches to support the specialist researcher and to develop eye disease research. It is an electronic journal that is available through the most famous international sites specialized in the publication of scientific and medical journals. The society website continues its success in providing services to the ophthalmology community in its Arabic and English versions meeting the expectations of the Society members and the ophthalmology community.  This year's meeting focuses on the new advances in the field of ophthalmology, optometry and blindness prevention. We are pleased with the increase in the number of members of the Society and the number of participants in this meeting with about 1800 participants and 45 medical companies participating in the medical exhibition accompanying the meeting. In conclusion, I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, for his support and care of medicine in general and ophthalmology in particular, and thanks to His Royal Highness Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the Honorary President, for the good guidance which placed the Society in a distinguished position regionally and internationally."

H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al Rajhi, General Executive Director of King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, delivered the speech of His Excellency Dr. Tawfiq Bin Fawzan Al Rabiah, Minister of Health, in which he said: "I would like to welcome you to the Saudi Ophthalmology Symposium of this year which represents the cooperation and integrity that the Ministry seeks in its partnership with scientific societies and academic institutions.

He stressed that this partnership represents the Kingdom's vision 2030 and the optimal use of the rich resources of the country. Ophthalmology was one of the first medical specialties to drive our health progress. King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital played a pivotal role in establishing a strong base in this field which we are proud of regionally and globally. The hospital is the first in the Middle East to obtain the HEISS Stage7. It is also the most publishing medical center of ophthalmology researches in the Arab world, as well as being a global training and educational center.

 The Ministry of Health is fully aware that the continuing this excellence requires continuing the improvement and development of efforts, through enhancing staff performance by training and improving work environment. It is also important to focus on the quality of research to include national surveys and investigations about our common diseases. We are keen to keep the hospital excellence by holding international seminars and leading the scientific progress in its field. The Ministry of Health will spare no effort in supporting the hospital in maintaining its distinguished cadres and attracting distinguished people both locally and internationally.

 In conclusion, he extended thanks to His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his continuous support to all eye activities locally and internationally. He also thanked all institutions and staff for organizing this meeting.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud granted "Prince Ahmad ben Abdulaziz shield of excellence to the representative of the Society in the Kingdom regions, Dr. Ali Al Khairiy, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Representative of Ophthalmology in Makkah Al Mukarramah Region, for excellence in the field of medical education, awareness raising and health education.


Prince Abdul Aziz bin Ahmed's shield for blindness prevention was awarded to Prof. Kaufen Naide, Head of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness in Africa, Executive Chief of the Brian Holden Medical Foundation and Associate Professor of Optics at the University of Kozulua and the University of Salos in Philadelphia. He is also the one who presented the lecture of Prince Abdulaziz   bin Ahmad Shield for blindness Prevention under the title (the results of global cooperation in preventing the blindness of children

The gold medal of the Saudi Society of Ophthalmology was awarded to Dr. Ahmed Mokhtar Abu Al-Asrar, Professor of Ophthalmology at King Saud University. The Society used to select the most important subject for ophthalmologists in the Kingdom and the best expert ophthalmologist. The subject of the gold lecture was (determining the types of inflammatory factors in patients with uveitis helps to determine the appropriate immunotherapy). In these studies, the types of cytokines and chemokines found in the eyes of patients with various uveitis were identified to determine the immune causes of these inflammations. This will lead to determining the appropriate immunotherapy for each type of infection.

King Khaled Memorial Lecture Award was granted to Professor Arun Singh, Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Oncology and Pathology, Department of Oncology, Colle Institute of Ophthalmology, Cliff Land Clinic. The title of the lecture was "Anterior Segment and Surrounding Parts: a series of presentations".

The shield of the Saudi Society of Ophthalmology, which is awarded annually by the Society to one of its members for his/her distinguished scientific and social contributions to the various fields of ophthalmology, was awarded to Dr. Hassan bin Ayel Al-Thibi, Senior Consultant of Ophthalmology at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital and Chairman of the Saudi Retina Group in recognition for his efforts in supporting the educational objectives and activities of ophthalmology, especially in the vitreoretinal field.

A number of medical companies were honored for their support to various areas of eye care. Amico, Bayer, Mondivarma, Medicals International were awarded the first excellence shields.  Three companies namely Gulf First, Al Basar and EMS were awarded the Diamond Shields.

H.H Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmed bin Abdulaziz launched the medical exhibition. He walked around the exhibition with Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi and a number of participant ophthalmologists. The exhibition includes 45 platforms for the latest medical devices and drugs for eye surgery and treatment.


King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital Encounter Glaucoma with an Awareness Campaign

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital will participate in the celebration of the World Glaucoma Week from 13 - 19 Jumada II 1438 AH corresponding to 12 - 18 March 2017.

The hospital is keen to participate in such world health events in order to promote health and raise the level of health awareness among the members of the community. This participation comes through a number of events organized by the hospital, where the hospital in cooperation with King Salman Social Center organizes an awareness lecture in the center for men and women about glaucoma that will be presented by the consultants from King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Dr. Ibrahim Abdulkarim Al Jadaan, Ophthalmology Consultant, and Dr. Ohood Abdulaziz Owaydah, Ophthalmology Consultant, on Sunday, 13 Jumada II 1438 AH from 7-8 P.M. Also, intraocular pressure will be measured for the visitors. In addition to that, a number of the hospital’s doctors will do many interviews on T.V. and radio channels to talk about glaucoma disease. The hospital will publish through its accounts on the social media educational videos and posters and interviews with the specialized ophthalmologists in glaucoma to spread awareness among the members of the community.

Direct contact with " A Doctor on the Phone" service is available on 011 4826421 as follows:
Sunday 13/6/1438 AH, From 10 A.M. to 12 P.M., Dr. Saad Al Amri                          
Monday 14/6/1438 AH, From 1 P.M. to 3 P.M., Dr. Ahood  Owaydah                                                    
Tuesday 15/6/1438 AH, From 10 A.M. to 12 P.M., Dr. Ali Al Bishri                                          
Wednesday 16/6/1438 AH, From 10 A.M. to 12 P.M., Dr. Alaa Mufti



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