The 15-20 National Hospital

The 15-20 Hospital is the French lead public hospital for ophthalmology and the fight against vision pathologies. A hospital with national status and university teaching, bringing together the best medical and care teams and providing dedicated care for vision diseases.

Excellent care
The 15-20 national hospital is entirely dedicated to treating pathologies affecting vision: cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retina, glaucoma, corneal transplant, eyelids, uveitis, tumors, keratoconus ...

The care offer is built around three specialized centers: glaucoma, cornea, and retina, complementing the ophthalmology consultation centers. In addition to receiving ophthalmological emergencies, the hospital offers care for most ophthalmological pathologies, whether medical, surgical, or neuroophthalmological. An internal medicine service completes this range of care.

State-of-the-art equipment
Entirely dedicated to ophthalmologic surgery, 9 rooms are fitted with the latest surgical equipments. One room is dedicated to emergencies 24 hours a day. Nearly 25,000 surgical procedures are performed annually, of which almost 88% are performed on an outpatient basis. The hospital has also the most modern equipment for refractive surgery, treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

A technical platform equipped with the best machines and biomedical tools for surgical excellence completes this palette: ophthalmology-biology laboratory, neuroimaging and radiology department, and internal pharmacy.

A lead hospital for clinical research and innovation in ophthalmology

  • The Clinical Investigation Center
    The only clinical center specialized in the study of vision diseases, initially specialized in the exploration of retinal pathologies, including those that have led to the installation of retinal implants, its fields of research also include work on the ocular surface and glaucoma, the treatment of corneal biotherapies as well as the neuro-psychophysical exploration platform of the Vision Institute.
  • A Center for rare ocular diseases
    The 15-20 hospital has a coordinating reference center for rare neuroretinal diseases, one of the world's largest cohorts in this field, and a center of competence for rare corneal dystrophies.The hospital is a reference center for innovative therapies in the field of vision (world first in 2021 for optogenetic treatment, first European center to use gene therapy ©Luxturna).

Certifications / Labels


  • FHF - Fédération Hospitalière de France

Partner structures

The hospital is home to one of the best standard research institutes in the world, the Vision Institute, created in 2009 under the impetus of Professor SAHEL. Its vocation is to promote fundamental research to develop tomorrow's ophthalmology care and provide access to therapeutic innovations through international partnerships and the development of companies involved in preventing and treating eye diseases.

This ecosystem of integration between ophthalmologic research and care, unique in France and Europe, has been recognized since 2018 as a University Hospital Institute, the IHU FOReSIGHT, supported by the 15-20 hospital, the Vision Institute, Inserm, and the University Sorbonne.

Management of foreign patients

For any information about international patients' care, admission process and requirements, please contact directly : [email protected]

Annual activity volume

17 542 stays (outpatient hospitalization)

2 304 stays (conventional hospitalization)

286 844 consultations

Contact information


28, rue de Charenton – 75012 Paris

Access by transport

Voiture : The hospital does not have parking on its premises. However, a drop-off point is accessible for patients with reduced mobility. Paid parking Opéra Bastille: Q-Park Opéra Bastille – 1 Avenue Daumesnil – 75012 Paris

Métro / RER :

  • ligne 1: Bastille or Gare de Lyon
  • ligne 5 : Bastille
  • ligne 8 : Bastille or Ledru Rollin
  • ligne 14 : Gare de Lyon
  • RER D : Gare de Lyon

Bus :

  • Stop Bastille – Lignes 29, 87, 91, N02, N11, N16
  • Stop Bastille Faubourg Saint-Antoine – Lignes 76, 86
  • Stop Daumesnil – Ledru Rollin – Lignes 29, 61, N16, N34
  • Stop Lyon – Ledru Rollin – Lignes 87, 91, N02, N11, N16

Phone number

01 40 02 15 20