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Providing Excellence in Eye Care, Education & Research

By providing high-quality clinical care, offering educational programs and advancing ophthalmic research, the Department of Ophthalmology furthers Dell Medical School’s mission to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy by focusing on improving outcomes for patients with ophthalmic diseases. Through excellent patient-centered clinical and surgical care at the Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute, the department aims to make a positive difference for people seeking care for ophthalmic conditions, and serve as a model of care, in Central Texas and beyond.

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The department works with multidisciplinary partners such as UT Health Austin, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Ascension Texas and others to design and implement advanced clinical care teams to optimize ophthalmic care for adults and children.

The department aims to train the next generation of ophthalmology clinicians through innovative medical school and residency programs, and to engage all trainees in Dell Med’s distinction and leadership development activities.

The department strives to further research to discover, innovate and optimize new solutions to improve the outcomes and quality of life for patients living with ophthalmic conditions.

Closely affiliated with the Department of Ophthalmology is the Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute, which seeks to become a renowned center for eye care, education and research. The Wong family’s commitment to outstanding eye care drives the institute’s approach. The institute opened its UT Health Austin clinic in 2020.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Ophthalmology is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in clinical care, education and research. Department team members work collaboratively to address past, current and future challenges to remove barriers to success, promote patient access to health care and foster a culture of equity and inclusion in a compassionate and mutually respectful fashion.

Graduate Medical Education

The department is home to the Ophthalmology Residency.

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Clinical Care

The department aims to deliver excellent clinical care and improve outcomes for patients with ophthalmic conditions.

Education

The department features an innovative curriculum that teaches the next generation of physicians to be both excellent clinicians and active leaders in medicine.

Catalyzing Research

The department is committed to catalyzing research that makes a difference in the lives of patients and their families who suffer from ophthalmic disorders.

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Meet Jane Edmond

Ophthalmology’s inaugural chair, also the director of the Wong Eye Institute, brings a wealth of experience in strabismus, pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology.