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

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

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Leaders in the field meet to educate physicians, researchers and the community at the 2012 Center for Vision Research ‘Inherited Retinal Disease’ symposium On October 29th, 2012, vision scientists gathered […]

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Welcome to The Department of Ophthalmology

Interim Chair

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

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.

Alumni Function at AAO

Jul 11th, 2014

WHAT: The University of Florida, Gainesville, Alumni Reception at AAO WHEN: Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm WHERE: The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago 909 N Michigan Ave Chicago, […]

Dr. Sonal Tuli featured on TV20

Jul 7th, 2014

Dr. Sonal Tuli was featured in a health report about cataracts that aired on TV20 during the week of June 26, 2014. Watch The Video

John D. Ash awarded $300,000 grant from Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)

Aug 21st, 2013

John D. Ash was awarded  three year grant titled:  “Using AAV-STAT3 and AAV-PIM-1 vectors to induce broad-spectrum protection of photoreceptors and PRE” from the Foundation Fighting Blindness.    This project […]

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.

A time to lead

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.