Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Daniel Knoch Education April 2, 2012. (Photo © Andy Manis)


We are proud to provide an exceptional educational program with translational, multidisciplinary collaborations at its core.

Our mission of improving vision-related quality of life includes a commitment to transmitting and applying knowledge. The department’s clinical and research faculty are highly regarded experts in their fields, as well as talented educators with a passion for creating and sharing knowledge.

Our educational programs are designed to reach YOU—friends of the department, professional learners, clinical and research professionals and patients.

Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows

Residency Overview

  • 3-year program
  • International rotations
  • 4 residents selected per year
  • Robust staff support

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Fellowships Overview

  • 1-2-year programs
  • Sub-specialty training in glaucoma, vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina & uveitis, cornea, comprehensive, pediatrics, oculoplastics and ocular pathology

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Education for Clinical Professionals

Residents and faculty present and discuss various case studies with the goal of improving clinical care practice. Held weekly throughout the year, Grand Rounds offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for ophthalmologists and Continuing Education (CE) credit for optometrists, as well as an online participation options. Fridays, 7 am

  • Science of Disease Rounds are presented twice per semester and highlight translational research.
  • Visiting Professor Series occurs throughout the year.
  • Global Ophthalmology Series occurs 2-3 times per year.


DOVS Events


Held weekly immediately following Grand Rounds, Retina faculty provide a classic retinal pathology and treatment curriculum using a case presentation format. Fridays, 8 am


Informal evening meetings are held for practicing physicians and learners from the department and community to review current publications of trends and issues pertaining to the specific subspecialty. Monthly.


Clinical and basic scientists from several disciplines meet monthly to discuss glaucoma research and explore opportunities for translational collaboration. Monthly, first Tuesday, 10 am


Resident and fellow-focused weekly conferences include:

  • Difficult Case Review Conference – Mondays, 7 am
  • Vitreoretinal Case Conference – Tuesdays, 7 am
  • Electroretinogram and Electrophysiology Case Review – Tuesdays, 8 am
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Conference – Bi-monthly, third Wednesday, 5:15 pm


A cross-functional meeting of the minds that examines animal and human pathologies to arrive at new discovery. Every other Wednesday, 8 am.