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.

Ophthalmology Faculty Advisors

Dr. Howard Guan
Dr. Bailey Shen

Ophthalmology Interest Group 2023-2024

President: Matthew Wilson
Co Vice Presidents: Sharmayne Siu and Caleb Tan
Secretary: Victoria Gabardi
Treasurer: Brian Fish
Outreach Coordinator: Joshua Salguero
MS3 Rep: Weston Young
MS2 Rep: Shelly Rauser
MS1 Rep: TBD

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