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

Howard Guan

Ophthalmology Interest Group 2020-2021

President: Hyelin You

Vice President: Richard Ulangca

Secretary: Fay Kamsut

Treasurer: Elizabeth Peterson

MS3 Rep: Leah Shin

MS2 Rep: Natalie Chen

Outreach Coordinator: Matthew Shin

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