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Moorfields was founded in 1804 and opened in 1805. We are the oldest and one of the largest centres for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world.
More patients in the UK come to Moorfields than to any other eye hospital or clinic because of our world-famous reputation. This is based on the expertise of our clinical staff and the cutting-edge research taking place on site.
In fact, over half the ophthalmologists practising in the UK, and many more overseas, have received specialist training at Moorfields.
In 2004, we were one of the first organisations to become an NHS foundation trust. More recently, UCL Partners, of which we are an integral part, was accredited by the Department of Health as one of the UK's first academic and health science centres.