Committed to the preservation and restoration of sight

The UAB Department of Ophthalmology is committed to preserving global eye health through high-quality patient care, innovative basic science and clinical research and comprehensive education. The department is housed in the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, one of only two Level 1 Ocular Trauma Centers in the United States with a 24/7 eye emergency department with 16 dedicated operating rooms which support more than 11,000 eye surgeries annually.


Through laboratory, clinical and translational research our faculty are expanding knowledge and exploring new treatments and cures.

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UAB Ophthalmology provides comprehensive training programs for medical students, residents and fellows.

Patient Care

The experienced ophthalmology specialists at UAB offer patients the most advanced vision care available.