Project Macula

An annotated collection of eyes at different stages of AMD pathology, from aged to late AMD. Macula-wide high-resolution sections through the fovea can be readily viewed with a Google map interface. Forthcoming: 1000 maculas, with ex vivo imaging (color and spectral domain optical coherence tomography).

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Visual Brain Core

The Visual Brain Core (VBC) facilitates high quality, state of the art systems neuroscience research using neuroimaging tools to examine the visual brain. VBC provides resources and a forum to discuss new ideas and research techniques.

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A set of questionnaire instruments and focus group scripts developed by the department of ophthalmology clinical research unit. 

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Committed to the preservation and restoration of sight

Long recognized as a leader in groundbreaking research , innovative patient care, and comprehensive education, the UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences hit a major milestone in 2017, ranking sixth in nationally ranked ophthalmology departments in the amount of funding it receives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with over $7.9 million in NIH annual funding for fiscal year 2017. This accomplishment represents the significant growth in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences' research capacity while further enhancing our ability to recruit and retain world-class researchers, treating patients living with blinding diseases, and providing a world-class education for the next generation of ophthalmologists. 


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.


Annual Report

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