Department of Ophthalmology
At NYU Langone Health’s Department of Ophthalmology, we are guided by our mission to improve quality of life through the enhancement, preservation, and restoration of vision.
Our vision is to lead in eye care quality and access, create and translate new ophthalmic and vision science and technology innovations from the laboratory to our patients, and educate future generations on the fundamentals and state of the art in eye health, disease, and treatment.
We achieve these goals through our clinical care, research, and teaching programs. As part of a top-rated academic medical center, we combine outstanding personalized care with expert services and innovative technologies. We provide patients with the highest-quality eye care and make our services easily accessible through multiple locations throughout the New York City area, including the NYU Langone Eye Center.
Our research develops cutting-edge vision science and technology, and we are driven to take results from bench to bedside to enhance, restore, and regenerate vision. For example, we create and apply advanced diagnostic imaging technology in order to increase understanding of visual pathways and perception related to eye health and eye disease.
As educators, we provide future ophthalmologists with a rich and comprehensive education in eye health, eye disease, and patient treatment. Our residency program accepts five residents each year. Trainees gain experience in a variety of clinical settings, including NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone; NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue; NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull; and the Manhattan campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. Our graduates go on to pursue careers as clinicians, researchers, and clinician–scientists. Medical students have the opportunity to gain clinical expertise alongside our residents and faculty. Through our fellowships, we provide extensive training in vitreoretinal disease, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and glaucoma.