The mission of the Department of Ophthalmology is to reduce vision-threatening eye diseases through clinical care, research, teaching, and community service. The goal is to provide the most effective and advanced management of ocular diseases and complex vision problems for the local, state, regional, national, and international communities.

UVA Ophthalmology is committed to excellence in education. We offer a fully accredited ophthalmic residency program, glaucoma and retina fellowship programs, and optometry residency program.  

The department offers comprehensive ophthalmic care as well as the following sub-specialties: anterior segment/cornea, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, oculo-plastics, pediatric eye care, uveitis, refractive, medical and surgical retina, and optometry. UVA Ophthalmology prides itself in furthering knowledge of eye care through medical training and research.

Ophthalmology Education Programs

The UVA Ophthalmology Education Programs include a 4 year ophthalmology residency, a 1 year glaucoma fellowship, a 2 year retina fellowship, and a 1 year optometry residency, as well as a 3 month optometry extern program.

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Optometry Residency & Externships

Completing a residency in optometry is a unique and invaluable experience. The rich rewards gained from the year of advanced clinical training under an experienced mentor serve to enhance career opportunities and add to the level of confidence the resident has when beginning a post-residency career.

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University of Virginia Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD, Ophthalmology

Dr. Netland Featured in Glaucoma Today

Iris Bombe, Synechiae, and High IOP Four Surgeons Strategize How to Manage a Patient with a History of Retinal Surgery Check out the full article on Glaucoma Today, linked below Ref:

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UVA Health’s COVID-19 Response

UVA Health’s Epidemiology and Emergency Management teams have together developed a response plan. Our goal is to protect the health of our patients and team members and quickly identify anyone who may need to be tested for the coronavirus. Click below for current information.
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