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Department of Ophthalmology

US News Ophthalmology 2019-20

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

UT Southwestern Medical Center again earned High Performing recognition for ophthalmology from U.S. News & World Report for 2019–20, placing us among the country’s leading hospitals for eye disease treatment and care.

Nationally and Internationally Acclaimed Ophthalmology Providers

For more than 40 years, the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center has received national and international acclaim for its clinical practice and patient care, research, physician training, and peer-reviewed publications.

Our mission is to provide excellence in the clinical care of patients with diseases of the eyes, advance medical knowledge of the causes and treatments of such diseases, and instruct and educate physicians in the practice of ophthalmology.

Meet the Team

Our faculty includes dedicated specialists in every area of ophthalmology.

Meet our team.


We take great pride in bringing research from the lab to the bedside and making a difference in patients’ lives by improving vision care. Our scientists conduct research to develop and evaluate new drugs, devices, and therapies, many of which are available only at UT Southwestern. In addition, our faculty members are among the most prolific publishers of scientific research in ophthalmology.

Learn more about our research.


One of the core missions of the department is training the next generation of ophthalmologists. Our Ophthalmology Residency Program is the largest and one of the best in the United States. We also have a high-quality group of subspecialty training programs in cornea, external disease, refractive surgery, anterior segment surgery (including cataract surgery), glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology/orbital diseases/oculoplastic surgery, vitreo-retinal disease (such as age-related macular degeneration, or AMD), and pediatric ophthalmology. 

Learn more about educational opportunities.

Patient Care

Our department offers the most comprehensive ophthalmic care in Texas. Our faculty members’ specialties cover all vision and eye problems and procedures, and we regularly treat the rarest and most complex cases.

Learn more about our patient care expertise.

Find a Clinical Trial

Search for opportunities to participate in a vision or eye-related research study.


Award-Winning Care

We’re one of the world’s top academic medical centers, with a unique legacy of innovation in patient care and scientific discovery.  

Why UT Southwestern


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