Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Department Highlights

  • Currently, faculty is receiving more than $23 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health primarily from the National Eye Institute (NEI)
  • 10 NEI grants have been awarded to our 6 basic science faculty
  • Our basic science faculty participate in multidisciplinary research underway in a number of Einstein's centers
  • Our new office of clinical trials is designed to set up and perform a wide-range of ophthalmology clinical trials
  • Beginning in 2011, the department is supported by the Research to Prevent Blindness Unrestricted Grant

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center strives to be among the leading vision care, research and educational centers in the U.S. To achieve this goal, the department provides and supports:

  • Educational programs in ophthalmology for residents and fellows, medical students, ophthalmologists-in-residence, and health care professionals.
  • Basic, clinical and translational research on diseases of the eye and the visual system
  • A full range of eye care, including complex surgical procedures and transplantations
  • Public education focused on prevention of eye disease and injury
  • Community service to address disparities with access to health care.

In The Media

Newsweek interviews Dr. Jan Vijg about a new “fasting” diet that may provide the benefits of calorie restriction, which decreases age-related disease and inflammation. (Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015)

MedPage Today interviews Dr. Roy Chuck about a study showing a notable increase in vision loss during the past decade, likely from diabetes. (Thursday, Dec 13, 2012)

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