The only ophthalmology residency in Alabama
Based in one of the busiest eye hospitals in the US
Research opportunities for residents
  • Grandmother’s vision struggle motivates young woman to make a difference

    Curcio Owsley AseemAs a young girl in Afghanistan, Fazila Aseem watched her grandmother struggle to complete daily tasks independently due to vision loss. Her grandmother was unable to see well enough to prepare a simple meal for herself, and there was nothing Afghan doctors could do to restore or repair her vision.

  • UAB faculty to participate in visual rehabilitation symposium

    UAB faculty members MiYoung Kwon, Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology, Cynthia Owsley, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., professor of ophthalmology, and Kristina Visscher, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology are speaking at a Visual Rehabilitation Symposium hosted by the Atlanta VAMC Rehabilitation Research and Development Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation and Emory University Eye Center on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

  • Compassionate neuro-ophthalmology care

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    Jennifer Doyle, M.D., a graduate of the UAB Department of Ophthalmology residency program, wrestled with the same tough decision that confronts many medical trainees. She’d known since a 10th grade shadowing project that she wanted to be a doctor, but what kind of doctor was a harder question to answer.

    An Arkansas native, Doyle attended medical school at the University of Arkansas. Her first exposure to ophthalmology was when she worked for the Arkansas Lions Eye Bank & Laboratory during medical school. For three years she helped procure recently donated eye tissue for transplant and research.

  • Read named to endowed professorship

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    Russell W. Read, M.D., Ph.D., was named the inaugural holder of the Max and Lorayne Cooper Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology Residency Training. 

    “Dr. Read has been instrumental in positioning our residency program as a leading program for educating the ophthalmologists of tomorrow. This professorship is well deserved, and will provide Dr. Read with the resources to continue to strengthen our outstanding program,” said Christopher A. Girkin, M.D., M.S.P.H., professor and EyeSight Foundation of Alabama Chair.