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The Department of Ophthalmology was established in the Fall of 2008 as part of the new FIU College of Medicine.

Vision: To be a department that is both a valuable community resource, as well as a nationally and internationally recognized center for excellence in clinical care, research, and education in ophthalmology.

Mission: To establish a supportive environment to promote the highest standards of education, outstanding clinical service, and novel research approaches in the field of visual sciences. These goals will be accomplished by:

  • Providing a community-based ophthalmological training
  • Fostering rigorous education for our graduates
  • Engendering excellent and compassionate clinical care
  • Creating new scientific and interdisciplinary research initiatives to advance the treatment of eye diseases
  • Developing collaborative efforts encompassing local, national, and international educators and investigators
  • Recruiting and mentoring faculty of the highest quality

Ophthalmology overview