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DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

Bringing Sight to Life

Our vision is to provide state of the art eye care while making the new discoveries that hold the true promise for currently incurable eye diseases.  We live that vision every day.

More than 45,000 people come to the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute each year to access our leading-edge patient services. We are the only academic eye center in a 500-mile radius. We attract the best and brightest residents and fellows from across the globe.  Our research programs are bringing discoveries from the laboratory to our patients faster than ever before.

Every day, we are creating new hope for people with sight-threatening diseases, through:

Patient Services
Our clinical care focuses on quality of life for each individual patient.  We are able to generate extraordinary customer satisfaction because we offer our patients choices.  We have the best technology and the best team.  

Basic and Applied Research
We are finding cures for blindness by developing new pharmaceuticals and innovating better technologies for patient care.  We are creating entirely new possibilities for saving sight by advancing the understanding of eye disease at the molecular and genetic levels.

Education
As a program in the University of Colorado system, we are committed to educating tomorrow’s ophthalmology leaders.  We are preparing outstanding clinicians, surgeons, researchers and technicians to ensure healthier eyes through the world.