The Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre

The Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre (RDCEC) was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2007 following a successful fundraising campaign to raise over £15.5million.

The RDCEC is the world’s largest specialist centre dedicated to the treatment and research of blinding diseases in children. It combines the clinical experience of Moorfields Eye Hospital with the research base of the adjacent UCL Institute of Ophthalmology to promote the rapid translation of research findings to better treatments for patients – a truly ‘bench to bedside’ approach.

The award-winning building has been widely commended for its combination of clinical excellence with an holistic, child-friendly and welcoming environment. It houses outpatient consulting rooms, a day-care ward and a children’s A&E department, alongside research laboratories and overnight accommodation for parents and children.