The opening of the Robert Cizik Eye Clinic was a proud moment for the Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and a triumph for the Hermann Eye Fund. This outstanding new facility could not have been achieved without the generous support of our many friends and donors.
The Cizik Eye Clinic opened July 2, 2007 and occupies the 18th floor of the new Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza (MHMP), directly across Fannin Street from our previous location within Memorial Hermann Hospital. The outer walls are glass, and the views of Rice University, Main Street, Downtown, Hermann Park, and the Texas Medical Center are spectacular. The Clinic is designed for function, and is esthetically pleasing with abundant art, attractive furnishings and unique signage. It contains the most sophisticated equipment available for patient care.
The 19th floor is dedicated to fulfilling our core values of teaching and research. The Raye and Ed White Conference Center provides top level audiovisual equipment in an outstanding 66 seat lecture hall coupled with a beautiful 12 seat conference room. A small kitchen is available for food service.
The Clinical Research Center (yet unnamed) provides a much needed facility for our expanding clinical research needs. At this writing we have already outgrown the existing space.
The 15th floor of MHMP is dedicated to Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Texas Medical Center. It is beautiful in keeping with the rest of this magnificent building. Most surgery will be performed in this new facility but some cases will still require Memorial Hermann Hospital.
We will equip the two small operating rooms in the Cizik Eye Clinic to help provide surgical care for indigent patients. Certification requirements are currently being addressed.
The name and location have changed but the mission and goals established in 1977, with the opening of the Hermann Eye Center, remain the same. Thirty-two years later they still are dedicated:
- To provide the best eye care possible in a personalized setting
- To act as a center for the referral of difficult cases
- To care for indigent patients with serious eye problems
- To teach ophthalmology at all levels
- To be innovative in diagnosis and treatment
- To make a flexible environment capable of adapting to change
- To develop basic and clinical research programs
- To provide patient education, rehabilitation and social counseling
- To be fiscally responsible
You have been an indispensable partner over the years, and we can be justly proud of our accomplishments. Please continue to support our mission.