American Association of Eye and Ear Centers of Excellence

American Association of Eye and Ear Centers of Excellence Welcomes The King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital As Its Newest Member

January 26, 2015 -- The American Association of Eye and Ear Centers of Excellence (AAEECE) is pleased to announce its newest member, the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“Having KKESH as part of our association brings some fresh vision and insight to our group as we plan and analyze the changes taking place in the world of ophthalmology.  We look forward to working with them,” said Mia Paterno, AAEECE’s president.  “Their research, teaching, and patient care are truly world-class.”

Representatives from AAEECE’s member institutions from around the world meet twice a year to discuss issues affecting eye and ear centers of excellence – from business and operational issues, to strategic planning, to sharing best practices for patient care.  Recent projects include quantitative and qualitative benchmarking and group purchasing.

The AAEECE is comprised of the premier institutions for specialized eye and ear procedures, such as cataract surgery, vitrectomy. corneal transplants, and cochlear implants.  Some of these institutions are the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Emory Eye Center, and Moorfields Eye Hospital. These centers of excellence offer some of the most innovative teaching programs in the world, routinely treat the most severely ill eye and ear patients, and provide highly specialized services not available in general acute care hospitals.