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.
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Sonal Tuli, M.D.
Professor and Interim Chair
William W. Hauswirth, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Research
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, 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 […]