David Probert, chief executive at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed chairman of the World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH). David will lead the association for the next two years.
Commenting on his appointment, David said, “The World Association of Eye Hospitals is an invaluable forum to work together and share knowledge. I am looking forward to leading the association to ensure that it continues to promote collaboration in ophthalmology to improve care and outcomes for people with sight loss around the world.”
Since its launch in 2006, the WAEH membership has grown significantly from its eight founding member hospitals. There are now 40 eye hospitals that participate in the annual meetings, connecting members across five continents to discuss the future of eye care.