Columbia University Department of Ophthalmology

At the forefront of ophthalmic education, research and patient care.

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The Department of Ophthalmology has a three-fold mission: To be the leading center for innovative clinical care of eye disorders, to advance medical knowledge through cutting-edge research, and to train the leaders of tomorrow in ophthalmology and vision science. 

We invite you to explore our department and learn more about our innovative and mission-driven work and the rigorous and rewarding residency and fellowship programs that we offer. 

World-Class Ophthalmology Care

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We offer a wide array of clinical services, ranging from simple eye examinations for vision correction to sophisticated diagnostics and treatments for virtually any eye condition.

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