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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Forging the future of ophthalmology and visual sciences

The UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is an integral part of one of the nation's largest health systems. Nationally known for our compassionate care, cutting-edge research, and comprehensive training programs, we're dedicated to delivering the most advanced care.

Our Programs

Preparing the next generation of physicians and scientists

We're dedicated to nurturing and guiding the future generation of physicians and physician-scientists, recognizing that our trainees are the cornerstone of our nation's healthcare system.

Our People

Home to leading experts and distinguished scholars

Our faculty, staff, and trainees play an exceptionally critical role in shaping the future of healthcare through their expertise in education, research, and clinical practice.

Latest Department News and Updates

  • ALG6 acts as a modifier gene in the inherited genetic eye disease retinitis pigmentosa 59
    Mar 20, 2024
  • Infant born with rare eye condition gets best chance at normal vision development at UAB
    Feb 07, 2024
  • Eclipses 101: Ways to stay safe and enjoy
    Oct 10, 2023
  • Samuels named chair of Ophthalmology
    Aug 30, 2023

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