Welcome to the website of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. I am sure that, whether you are a prospective patient, a residency applicant or simply someone interested in the latest advances in vision research, you will find much to interest you here.
Long recognized as a leader in the Visual Sciences, the Department has established a tradition of excellence in academic medicine and research that stems from the early years of the 20th century and continues to guide us in the 21st. The Department's Eye Center is a referral and consultation facility that provides outstanding ophthalmic care to the citizens of
St. Louis and the central mid-west. Our faculty are among the finest in the country and many conduct internationally-recognized research into the causes and prevention of eye diseases.
As we strive to improve the services we provide to the community, we continue to place a special emphasis on communication. In this spirit, I welcome you to our website and hope that you find your visit to be an enjoyable and rewarding one. I also encourage you to contact our faculty directly with your comments and questions regarding the latest treatments for ophthalmic disease or information about our research endeavors and teaching programs.
Professor and Chair