Pioneer of surgery to treat all ophthalmic diseases in Thailand, Dr Uthai Rutnin has also brought and developed Laser
surgery techniques for vision comfort, first as a department of the Rutnin Eye Hospital, before the creation in 2000 of
Rutnin-Gimbel LASIK Centre, as a company fully dedicated today to refractive surgery.
Prior to establishing Rutnin Eye Hospital, Dr. Uthai Rutnin was one of the founders of Ramathibodhi Teaching Hospital,
Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and chaired the Ophthalmology Department there for many years.
Returning to Thailand after his fellowship with Dr. Charles Schepens at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University, Boston, USA where he published his research on the peripheral fundus appearance in normal eyes, he was Thailand’s first true retina surgeon and instrumental in modernizing Ophthalmology in Thailand.
With over 60 years of experience, Rutnin Eye Hospital maintains an enduring dedication to eye care. As Thailand’s premier eye hospital, ophthalmologists and whole staff maintain the highest standards of safety to care for your eyes. Their persistent awareness of, and response to technological and academic progress, keep Rutnin Eye Hospital operating at the forefront of ophthalmology.
Our objective is to provide the most impeccable
and trustworthy optical care
with the utmost professional diligence
Co-Founder and Honorary Chairman Rutnin Eye Hospital
The Uthai Rutnin Foundation was established in the year 1995 by Khunying Chamnongsri (Rutnin) Hanchanlash as a tribute and memorial to the founder of Rutnin Eye Hospital, Dr. Uthai Rutnin. Dr. Rutnin's role as an ophthalmologist helped to shaped the future eye care in Thailand by not only establishing the first specialty eye care facility but also pioneering new technologies and techniques which would revolutionize ophthalmology in Thailand.