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Welcome Dr. Shawn Sussmane!

We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Shawn Sussmane to our department as our new optometrist! A fun tidbit: during his interview visit, Dr. Sussmane and his wife had a chance encounter at dinner with Steve Spurrier at Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille. Here’s to a fantastic journey ahead!…

A Great Way to Finish Residency!

Saying goodbye to our residents in a special way. Dr. LiVecchi with graduating UF Ophthalmology resident Dr. Cooper Rodgers on his last day in the OR at UF. Interestingly, Dr. Rodgers first day in the OR as a 1st year resident was with Dr. LiVecchi as well. Dr. Rodgers quipped…

Resident Research Competition Winner!

Congratulations to Dr. Ates Hicks for winning 1st place in the Resident Research Competition! at this year’s annual Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) Masters in Ophthalmology meeting!…

Michael Landowski, Guest Speaker – May 23, 2024

Dr. Landowski will present “Keeping an Eye on Lipids: Insights into Retinal Lipid Metabolism from Mouse Genetic Studies,” at 11:00 in R2-254 (ARB) on May 23, 2024. Dr. Landowski investigates the molecular pathways disrupted by genetic mutations that accelerate the formation of age-dependent retinal pathologies in mice. His studies focus…

UF Ophthalmology Attends AAPOS

Highlights from the 49th AAPOS Annual Meeting in Austin, where the excitement of the solar eclipse added an extra layer of wonder! Dr. Beal and Dr. Samaha were delighted to be in the company of UF alumni Dr. Bruce, Dr. Strul, and Dr. Tillit, together making waves in the world…

Dr. Tuli Represented UF Ophthalmology and the US Cornea Society at AIOS Conference

The department of Ophthalmology is proud to announce that our esteemed Department Chair, Dr. Sonal Tuli, represented us at the prestigious 82nd Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society in Kolkata, India! Sharing insights, networking, and advancing our field on a global stage. She presented 4 talks at the…

What to know before — and after — cataract surgery

Perspective by Allan Steigleman and  Elizabeth M. Hofmeister Washington Post March 17, 2024 at 7:00 a.m. EDT As ophthalmologists, we know that many patients have misconceptions about cataracts and the related surgery. But we also know cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the world, and that the…

2024 Resident Match!

Congratulations to the newest University of Florida ophthalmology residents! We are so excited to have you all join us in Gainesville!…

Expression of red/green-cone opsin mutants K82E, P187S, M273K result in unique pathobiological perturbations to cone structure and function

Congratulations to Dr. Xiaojie Ma and Frank Dyka on the publication of “Expression of red/green-cone opsin mutants K82E, P187S, M273K result in unique pathobiological perturbations to cone structure and function,” which appears in the February issue of Frontiers in Neuroscience. Long-and middle-wavelength cone photoreceptors, which are responsible for our visual…