The mission of the Department of Ophthalmology is to provide our patients with quality, state-of-the-art ophthalmic care in all subspecialties of ophthalmology.

UVA Ophthalmology is committed to excellence in education. We offer a fully accredited ophthalmic residency program, and Glaucoma and Retina Fellowship programs.  

Our division offers comprehensive Ophthalmic care as well as the following sub-specialties: Anterior Segment/Cornea, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculo-plastics, Pediatrics, and Medical and Surgical Retina. UVA prides itself in furthering knowledge of eye care through medical training and research.

2019 John F. Anderson Symposium

Aniridia, PAX6, and Beyond…

Date: November 1 – 3, 2019

Location: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

UVA Ophthalmology is sponsoring a conference on congenital eye disease.  See leading researchers focusing on new insights into how the eye and vision are established during development, and how congenital eye disease caused by mutation in these genes can be studied and potentially treated using the targeted gene technologies of precision medicine.

Ophthalmology Education Programs

The three-year residency program is designed to provide the resident with gradually increasing responsibility.
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Fellowships and Externship for Optometry Students

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia offers a one-year clinical glaucoma fellowship and sponsors a two-year Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship.
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Macular Degeneration Research

Macular degeneration robs millions of people of their sight, and now we know what triggers the inflammation that causes it.
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