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The UC department of ophthalmology has a three-prong mission to provide elite patient care, conduct the most advanced research and teach the next generation of physicians.

Our faculty members have diverse research interest and their clinical and basic science investigations regularly yield findings and observations that advance the science and art of ophthalmology and lead to improved patient care and advance medical teaching.

Key areas we focus on include:

  • Anterior Segment
    Anterior Segment Specialists are trained to treat conditions, diseases, and trauma to the anterior chamber of the eye. The anterior segment of the eye includes the anterior chamber, cornea, iris and pupil.
  • Cataract
    A cataract occurs when the lens in the eye becomes cloudy and hard. Cataracts can be caused by a variety of issues including normal aging, eye injury and previous eye surgery. Cataracts can cause blurred or dulled vision and sensitivity to light and glare. Once vision changes from cataract interfere with one’s daily life, it may be time to consider cataract removal.
  • Comprehensive/General Ophthalmology
    Comprehensive/General Ophthalmology is care provided for all types of eye conditions. Comprehensive/General Ophthalmologists have the ability to provide care for a wide variety of eye conditions including but not limited to: cataract, chalazion, hemorrhage, eye infections, blepharitis, conjunctivitis and dry eye. Comprehensive and General Ophthalmologists are also able to provide surgical evaluations and treatment for cataract. If an eye condition requires a specialist, the comprehensive/general ophthalmologist will refer the patient to the appropriate ophthalmology specialist.
  • Cornea & External Disease
    Cornea and External Disease Specialists treat diseases that include the following and many more: the anterior chamber of the eye, iris, conjunctiva and eyelids, lens, conjunctivitis, tear disorders, dry eye and endophthalmitis.
  • Glaucoma
    Glaucoma is a progressive condition where the intraocular pressure in the eye increases, causing damage to fibers in the optic nerve that can result in permanent loss of vision. Glaucoma specialists are trained to treat the different types of glaucoma through invasive and noninvasive techniques as deemed necessary by the stage of disease.
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
    Neuro-Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat disorders of the orbit, optic nerve and brain associated with visual symptoms.
  • Ocular Oncology
    Ocular oncology is the ophthalmic subspecialty that diagnoses and treats malignant and benign ocular tumors, including tumors of the retina, the optic nerve, the conjunctiva and the uveal tract.
  • Oculoplastic, Reconstructive and Orbital Surgery
    Oculoplastic, Reconstructive, and Orbital Surgeons specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eye. The treats areas including the eyelids, tear system, brow area and the bones around the eye. Other disorders treated including malposition of eyelid, ptosis and reconstructive surgery of damage to the eye structures caused by accident, injury or disease.
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
    Pediatric Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat eye diseases and injuries of all types including strabismus which is a visual defect in which the eyes are misaligned and point in different directions.
  • Uveitis
    Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, the pigmented layer of the eye that includes the colored iris. The uvea contain blood vessels which nourish the eye.
  • Vitreoretinal Disease
    Vitreoretinal Specialists diagnose and treat disease that involve the retina, macula, and vitreous including retinal detachment, tears, holes, vitreous detachment, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and many more.
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