The UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences offers Alabama‚Äôs only ophthalmology residency program. As part of a large academic medical community, this program provides residents robust training opportunities.

The department is based in the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital. A modern, superbly equipped facility, Callahan Eye Hospital has a busy outpatient surgery center, a 24-hour eye emergency room, ophthalmic laser center, and 17 operating suites.

As the only freestanding Level 1 Ocular Trauma Center in the country with a 24/7 eye emergency department, the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital provides Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences residents a unique and clinically valuable training experience. The Callahan Eye Hospital emergency room sees more than 6,000 visits per year, of which more than 500 are eye trauma. Residents have the opportunity to diagnose and treat numerous ophthalmologic conditions.

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For inquiries about residency training in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences please contact our office.
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Russell W. Read, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Residency Program
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
700 South 18th Street, Suite 601
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0009

Harriett Holmes
Residency Coordinator
(205) 325-8507