RPB Chair The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology will establish the Research to Prevent Blindness/Susan and Dowd Ritter Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology Research with a $3.75 million endowment, one of the largest in UAB history.

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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 hit a major milestone in 2016, ranking in the top twenty of nationally ranked ophthalmology departments in the amount of funding it receives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with over $4.9 million in NIH annual funding for fiscal year 2016. This accomplishment represents the significant growth in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology’s 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. 

Research

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

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Education

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.

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