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Building on strengths of innovation and care for generations to come 

Housed in the renowned UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, the UAB Department of Ophthalmology is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of faculty focused on innovative research, quality education, and compassionate patient care.

We are focused on retaining and recruiting top faculty members, developing new models of care delivery, and expanding our research programs. The Department of Ophthalmology is ranked in the top twenty of National Institutes of Health funding, reflecting on the tremendous efforts of the department’s researchers and puts us further on the map as a nationally recognized leader in vision research.

From bench to bedside, the UAB Department of Ophthalmology is at the forefront of reducing the impact of blinding diseases. Our most valuable tool is our commitment to providing compassionate and comprehensive patient care. Our patients compel us to not only provide excellent patient care, but to investigate new treatments and technologies that support our vision-to become a renowned leader in the treatment and cure of blinding diseases.