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Operating Room Expansion Project

Demand for advanced eye care and specialty surgery is growing nationally. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital and Clinics have seen substantial growth since 2010, collectively almost doubling volume and serving more than 98,000 patients and their families in 2015.

With the aging population, this demand will continue to grow. Callahan Eye Hospital projects a 21 percent increase in all surgical eye procedures between 2013 and 2018 and another 25 percent increase for 2018 through 2023.

To meet this growing demand, Callahan is expanding its facility by building eight new operating rooms, doubling the number to 16. This expansion will enable Callahan to meet the growing demand and provide quality care to patients and families, recruit new faculty, and expand research initiatives that will inform new diagnostic tools and treatments in the future. This expansion project will also enable Callahan to accomplish its mission of being a leader in the preservation and restoration of vision through excellence in clinical care, education, and research.

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