About the Department
Serving the eye health needs of the people of Alabama and beyond through excellence in patient care, research, and education.
> Excellence in patient care reflects the dedication of the faculty and staff of the Department of Ophthalmology to provide the best and most up-to-date diagnostic studies and treatments in the field of ophthalmology.
> Excellence in research reflects the commitment of the department to the fundamental understanding that basic science and clinical research are critical building blocks for future progress in the field of ophthalmology.
> Excellence in education ensures that a continuing stream of highly trained ophthalmologists will be able to care for the population of the state of Alabama and the country as a whole.
The department continues to build on its three core missions. There is ongoing growth of both clinical and research faculty and commensurate expansion of space and associate resources to fund this growth. The department continues to work with the university and private philanthropy to provide support for its exciting and innovative programs.
The department views its future as one of unparalleled opportunity. The ingredients are all at hand to engage in state of the art patient care, remain a leader in ophthalmic education, and engage in cutting edge vision science research.