The Department of Ophthalmology was established in the Fall of 2008 as part of the new FIU College of Medicine.
Vision and Goals
The Department of Ophthalmology 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.
Our goals are 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