News Archive

  • Callahan selected as member of Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame

    callahanMichael Callahan, M.D., professor with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has been selected as a member of the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame.

  • Providers leave behind legacy of partnership excellence

    the LeesSarah Lee, O.D., MSPH, assistant professor, and Christopher Lee, O.D., clinical instructor, might be relocating out of state, but the framework they built within Callahan Eye Hospital and the University of Alabama Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences will leave a lasting impact on department optometrists and ophthalmologists.

  • Former UAB Ophthalmology faculty member honored with Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award

    DSC 2445Gregory R. Jackson, Ph.D., co-founder and chief technology officer of MacuLogix, was honored with a 2019 UAB Department of Psychology Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award.

  • Communication helped UAB’s Vaphiades uncover rare disease in patient

    kassidy webIt began with piercing headaches accompanied by glimpses of flashing light. Then came the memory issues. Parked cars couldn’t be found. The names of old friends couldn’t be remembered. It became hard to swallow, then hard to even talk.

  • UAB faculty contribute to major AMD consensus meeting in Europe

    curcio and owsley webChristine A. Curcio, Ph.D., the White-McKee Endowed Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Cynthia Owsley, Ph.D., MSPH, the Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology, participated in the Classification of Atrophy working group in Baden-Baden, Germany on September 19, 2019.

  • UAB Ophthalmology welcomes new faculty

    tavakoli and pateel webUAB Ophthalmology welcomes new faculty - Dr. Krupa Patel and Dr. Mehdi Tavakoli.

  • UAB Ophthalmology combines symposium with graduation weekend

    symposiumFor the first time, UAB Ophthalmology has successfully combined their annual symposium with the department's graduation banquet that made for a weekend of learning, insight, and celebration.

  • Bob Phillips, M.D., honored as inaugural Distinguished Alumnus

    phillips webBob Phillips, M.D., Class of 1976, was honored during the UAB Ophthalmology Graduation Celebration with the Distinguished Alumnus Award on May 31, 2019.

  • UAB Ophthalmology ranks No. 5 in NIH funding

    top 5According to the latest figures available through Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is ranked No. 5 in the country in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding, with over $10.6 million in NIH grant support during fiscal year 2018. 

  • Samuels and colleague write article for Glaucoma Today

    Untitled 1Brian Samuels, M.D., Ph.D., the Dennis Endowed Professor and Glaucoma Divsion Director, and colleage Felipe Mederos, M.D., Ph.D., are featured in Glaucoma Today for a co-written article titled "Making the Most of SD-OCT for Enhanced Diagnostic Accuracy." 

  • Vision conference fosters research collaboration

    SEVRC 2018The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences recently hosted the second annual Southeastern Vision Research Conference (SEVRC) to celebrate and share excellence in vision science.

  • Three UAB researchers aim to understand the mechanobiology of the optic nerve head in glaucoma through R01 grant

    downs webThree researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham are working to transform the treatment landscape for patients living with glaucoma.

  • Curcio presents on Capitol Hill

    curcio AEVRChristine A. Curcio, Ph.D., the White-McKee Endowed Professor in Ophthalmology, spoke at a Congressional Briefing entitled Understanding the "Dry" Form of AMD to Develop Effective Treatments on September 27, 2018. 

  • UAB researchers receive R01 grant to explore the biomechanical behavior of the lamina cribrosa

    fazio and girkin web combinedChristopher A. Girkin, M.D., MSPH, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama Chair, and Massimo A. Fazio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences have received a 4-year, $1,846,550 grant from the National Eye Institute (R01, Multi-PI) to explore the biomechanical behavior of the lamina cribrosa in the living human eye that is critical to the pathogenesis of glaucoma, pappiledema (swelling of the nerve due to increase intracranial pressure) and the visual impairment and intracrainla pressure syndrome experienced by some of our astronauts.

  • Camaraderie Amongst Peers: Birmingham’s Women of Ophthalmology (WOOs)

    image1In 2013, several local female ophthalmologists, including UAB faculty members, decided to get together for dinner. They didn’t know it then, but this was the beginning of a local group known as the WOOs (Women of Ophthalmology).

  • Downs co-edits first book written on ocular biomechanics

    downs webJ. Crawford Downs, PhD, Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has co-edited the first book written about the growing field of ocular biomechanics. The 36-chapter book is co-edited by downs, Cynthia J. Roberts, PhD, and William J. Dupps, MD, PhD. 

  • Skalka retires from UAB Ophthalmology

    skalka retirementHarold Skalka, M.D, Professor and former Chair of UAB Ophthalmology, has retired from the department. Dr. Skalka served as Chair from 1981 to 1997. 

  • UAB Ophthalmology welcomes the Class of 2021

    new residents group photoThe UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences welcomed 5 incoming residents from across the country.

  • Best of Luck to the Class of 2018

    resident graduation webThe UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences held its graduation ceremony on June 23, 2018 at the UAB Alumni House. Each of the five graduating residents, and five graduating fellows, were joined by family and friends.

  • 2018 Annual Clinical and Research Symposium

    symposium 2018The UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences held an extremely successful 2018 Annual Clinical and Research Symposium at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa on May 18-19. This was the 19th year of the symposium and included resident, faculty, and featured lectures on glaucoma, IOL Calculations, and Toric Lenses.