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Our department uses a multidisciplinary approach when caring for the eye problems of our patients.

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Research

Our research focus is gene  therapy for retinal and macular degenerations as well as proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

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Welcome to The Department of Ophthalmology

Sonal Tuli, M.D.

The Department of Ophthalmology uses a multidisciplinary approach when caring for the eye problems of our patients. We offer a full range of ophthalmic services including expertise in cornea and external disease, cataracts, eye infections, glaucoma, vitreo-retinal disease, pediatrics and strabismus, neuro-ophthalmology, oculo-plastics, contact lenses, refractive surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. The department also is involved in glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology and vitreoretinal clinical trials, all of which ultimately lead to improvement of patient care. Our faculty lecture extensively and are recognized both nationally and internationally for their dedication to patient care.The Department of Ophthalmology’s research concentrates on gene transfer therapy for retinal and macular degenerations as well as proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Additional areas of research include the development of effective gene therapies for the treatment of optic nerve disorders, glaucoma, and herpes simplex virus infections. The department is also involved in studying the process of phototransduction (conversion of light into brain signals or vision), as well as wound healing.

Please visit the services offered by our department at the UF Health Eye Center - Medical Plaza and UF Health Eye Center - Hampton Oaks . If our website doesn't answer your questions about our department, clinic services, research programs or personnel, please contact us via the mechanisms provided on the individual pages describing our services. Thank you for visiting!

Sincerely,

Sonal Tuli, M.D.
Professor and Interim Chair

William W. Hauswirth, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Research

Ophthalmology News

William Hauswirth receives 2014 OIS Innovator Award

Nov 11th, 2014

William Hauswirth, Ph.D. was co-awarded the 2014 OIS Innovator Award in Chicago at the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit, a full day pre-meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting. He […]

Genzyme to Provide $900,000 Grant to Dr. Shannon Boye

Sep 25th, 2014

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, today announched the establishment of a research collaboration wit the University of Florida and the University of Pennsylvania to develop a gene therapy for the treatment […]

Drs. Shannon Boye and Alfred Lewin each awarded Individual Investigator Awards from the Foundation Fighting Blindness

Sep 12th, 2014

Dr. Boye’s grant will help support development of an AAV- based gene therapy to treat the retinal phenotype of the severe deaf/blinding disease, Usher syndrome type 1B, which is caused […]

Examining advances in AAV vector for retinal gene therapy

Jul 22nd, 2014

Dr. Shannon Boye is featured in an article from Ophthalmology Times about advances in the AAV vector for retinal gene therapy. Read the article here.

Recent News

UF Health researcher receives grant to combat severe form of childhood blindness

Researchers test a gene therapy that could potentially reverse a severe form of childhood blindness.

Anaclerio named Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Florida

Anaclerio named Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Florida

Dr. Angelo Anaclerio was recognized as Distinguished Alumnus of UF.

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A time to lead

UF College of Medicine graduates receive a warm welcome to their profession.

Road to Graduation: Continuing the family legacy

Road to Graduation: Continuing the family legacy

For children of UF College of Medicine faculty members, Saturday's graduation marks the continuation of their families' Gator legacies.