Department of Ophthalmology

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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.

J. William Harbour, M.D.

Meet the Chair

Ophthalmology Chair J. William Harbour, M.D., is an acclaimed eye cancer clinician, researcher, and innovator. He focuses on interdisciplinary research and collaborative initiatives that can generate new understanding of eye disease, driving UT Southwestern forward as a national hub of excellence in ophthalmology discovery and clinical care.

Meet the Team

Our faculty includes dedicated specialists in every area of ophthalmology.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Expert Diagnosis and Treatment for All Eye Conditions

Using our broad scope of knowledge and experience, our skilled ophthalmologists and other eye specialists provide expert diagnosis and the latest treatment options for any eye condition. Find out more about the conditions we treat.