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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Ophthalmology

We are experts in eye care.

The Ophthalmology clinical practice now provides every scope of state-of-the-art care within ophthalmology, holding enormous promise for making eye care more available to the Brooklyn community.

We are pioneers in research.

Known for excellence in clinical research we have always been deeply committed to the study of various eye diseases, integrating ophthalmology residents and medical students into laboratory work.

We are leaders in academics.

The Department of Ophthalmology has a well-established history of accomplishment as an educator of physicians in one of the largest residency training programs in the United States. Residents benefit from the wisdom of a large, diverse, expert faculty with a deep commitment to teaching, and one of the largest patient bases nationally.

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2014-2015 Department of Ophthalmology Book (PDF)

2013-2014 Department of Ophthalmology Book (PDF)

Empire Innovation Program

Two Tenure track positions in the Department of Ophthalmology for mid level faculty are available.
See job listing PDF »

Vision Science Seminar Series
Research Lectures

Innate Immunity in Microbial Keratitis – Lessons from Infected Patients and Animal Models

April 24, 2014

Eric Pearlman, PhD
Silvia Page – William J. Reinhart, MD
Professor and Director of Research
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Case Western Reserve University

3:00 PM
Classroom 1A

Grand Rounds Schedule

Meetings & Symposiums

Research Committee – 2013

Research committee meets every third Thursday.

Location: Troutman Library
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM

ASCRS Annual Meeting:

April 25-29, 2014

Boston, MA

ARVO Research Meeting:

May 4-8, 2014

Orlando, FL

42th Annual Alumni Scientific Symposium:

June 12, 2014

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Alumni Auditorium followed by resident graduation ceremony.

AAO Annual Meeting 2014:

October 18-21, 2014

Chicago, IL

2015 Current Concepts of Ophthalmology:

January 9-11, 2015

Revel, Atlantic City, NJ. For complete information visit us at

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