Cutting-edge research
Exploring glaucoma via ocular biomechanics
Convenient clinic locations
The only ophthalmology residency in Alabama
Based in the renowned UAB Callahan Eye Hospital

A Bold Vision: Partnership allows UAB to boost research

PresidentWatts-TorreyDeKeyser-DrHofland-DrGirkinA unique and dynamic philanthropic collaboration has resulted in a gift commitment to establish the Research to Prevent Blindness/Susan and Dowd Ritter Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology Research.

New researcher joins ophthalmology department

Kwon smallMiYoung Kwon, Ph.D., joins the UAB Department of Ophthalmology as an assistant professor. Dr. Kwon’s research focuses on understanding how eye disorders impact the way visual information is processed in the brain and how the brain learns to see the world in degraded viewing conditions.

UAB and Sight Savers help visually impaired kids

The UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation and Sight Savers America recently held a clinic to help children with visual impairment by providing them high-tech visual aids to assist in reading and other everyday tasks.

Read named to endowed professorship

Read xtrasmallRussell W. Read, M.D., Ph.D., was named the inaugural holder of the Max and Lorayne Cooper Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology Residency Training. The UAB program is the only ophthalmology residency program in the state.


4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Volker Hall, VH 301


7:00 am-8:00 am

TBD (will be announced closer to date)


12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Volker Hall Lecture Room C


12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Callahan Eye Hospital, Smith Education Center, 3rd Floor


12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Volker Hall Lecture Room C