The UMMC Department of Ophthalmology was established in 1955 as a division under the Department of Surgery. We became an independent department in 1987. Currently, our faculty consists of 11 full-time faculty and one part-time faculty at UMMC and two full-time and two part-time VA staff. There are 12 residents in our residency training program.
The Department of Ophthalmology has grown at a rapid pace. The number of faculty members, residents and supporting staff has increased tremendously. We have more than tripled the variety of eye diseases seen, the number of patients handled, the scope of consultation services provided, and the quantity of cutting-edge clinical researches produced by our department. In parallel with growth in services and research, the number and variety of diagnostic, research and therapeutic equipment have also grown enormously.
We aim to be one of the best and most well-rounded programs in the nation, providing:
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Jackson, MS 39216
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