Our Areas of Expertise

Corneal and External Disease

Our faculty in the corneal and external disease division includes internationally recognized experts in keratorefractive surgery, contact lens and topographical mapping of the cornea. Residents participate in a wide variety of surgical experience, including various corneal transplantation procedures, refractive surgery and cataract surgery. The department has a long track record of basic science research in corneal biomechanics with research faculty doing work in this area.


The glaucoma division at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center provides the latest in surgical and medical management of glaucoma. A full range of advanced technologies, including YAG, argon ALT, SLT and diode lasers are available in the management of difficult glaucoma patients. The division participates in a number of nationally sponsored clinical trials. Surgical care includes various filtering technologies. The glaucoma division works closely with our research faculty and are internationally known for their work in intra-ocular pressure measurement as well as work in corneal biomechanics.


The neuro-ophthalmology section consists of two neuro-ophthalmologists within a large university medical center with technology supporting evolving imaging techniques, including various magnetic resonance imaging and CT scanning procedures. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center contains the largest coil magnetic resonance imaging unit in the country. A research tool, this unit provides among the highest quality images available anywhere in the world.

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Residents experience a wide variety of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery with three full time geographic oculoplastics faculty as well as multiple community faculty physicians who are nationally and internationally recognized as experts in this field. Ptosis surgery, blepharoplasty, repair of complicated eyelid lacerations, dacryocystorhinostomy, enucleation and socket reconstruction are a few of the surgical techniques expected to be handled by resident staff physicians.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Residents have clinical opportunities with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, a nationally recognized pediatric hospital. The residency program boasts an active resident outpatient clinic and inpatient service where each resident may expect extensive clinical and surgical experience in the area of pediatric ophthalmology, including ROP screening, exposure to ophthalmic manifestations of genetic, developmental and childhood diseases and trauma, strabismus and intraocular surgery. The experience may rival many pediatric fellowships and is a strong component of training at Ohio State.

Retina-Vitreous, Uveitis and Tumors

Experts in the retina and vitreous areas use a wide variety of state-of-the-art technology for diagnosing and treating of disorders of the retina and vitreous. These include high resolution fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, time domain and spectral domain OCT, Fundus Autofluorescence, ERG, VER and various ultrasound modalities. Residents are expected to order and interpret retinal imaging on their patients. Residents routinely perform laser treatments and intravitreal injections on their patients. The Retina Division participates in a number of NIH/National Eye Institute and private industry sponsored studies. In addition to doing laser treatments on their clinic patients, residents participate in repair of complicated vitreo-retinal surgical procedures. The retina service also includes an active ocular tumor service and is a regional referral center for  management of ocular melanoma and other ocular tumors.

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