An ophthalmologist has the knowledge and professional skills needed to provide comprehensive eye and vision care for patients of all ages. Ophthalmologists are medically trained to diagnose, monitor, and medically or surgically treat all ocular and visual disorders. They also provide consultative services for the diagnosis and management of ocular manifestation of systemic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and infectious and non-infectious inflammation. This includes problems affecting the eye and its component structures, the eyelids, the orbit, and the visual pathways. In so doing, an ophthalmologist prescribes vision services, including glasses and contact lenses.1

1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.

Opthalmology Faculty Advisors

Leila Khazaeni
Samantha Perea

Opthalmology Interest Group

President: Jason Kim

Vice President: Andrew Sumnicht

3rd Year Rep: JinJutha Silpanisong

2nd Year Rep: Andrea Cragoe

1st Year Rep: Richard Ulangca

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