About Us

“Our engaged faculty are known for their excellent clinical skills, love of teaching and game-changing research,” says James D. Reynolds, MD, department chair. 

Our department achieves high standards of education, research and patient care, all with the goal of bringing ophthalmology to a new level.

The Ophthalmology department is headquartered at Ross Eye Institute. Our mission is the preservation of sight through excellence in patient care, education and research.

Our department is comprised of highly skilled ophthalmologists and professional staff who can provide a complete range of medical and surgical management of both routine and complex eye disorders. Our specialty services include cornea and external disease, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastic surgery, ophthalmic pathology, pediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma and retina and vitreous disorders. Medical residents and fellows train under close supervision of senior faculty physicians.

In the clinics, as well as in laboratories on the University at Buffalo campus, dedicated researchers work to provide new knowledge that will eventually lead to advances in patient care. On this web site, information will be provided regarding access to clinical care, descriptions of faculty members, as well as news concerning eye health and advances in research.

We believe diversity in our faculty, workforce and student body is essential to our mission to preserve sight though excellence in patient care, education and research.

We hope you will find the information useful, and we welcome your comments and questions about the Ophthalmology department.

Vision for the Future: Ross Eye Institute

The Ira G. Ross Eye Institute is a world-class center of excellence for eye and vision care and research.

  • Employment Opportunities
    We offer you the opportunity to work in a variety of university and clinical partnership environments.
  • Hospital and Institute Affiliations
    Our faculty members provide care in a variety of settings to patients of all ages across the socioeconomic spectrum.
  • Department History
    The history of ophthalmology in Western New York parallels the founding of the University at Buffalo’s School of Medicine in 1846.
  • About Buffalo
    Our region is characterized by a neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.
  • Contact Us
    We are available to answer your questions about all of our departmental programs and activities.

Diversity Statement

The Department of Ophthalmology is committed to an inclusive and respectful environment as demonstrated by its commitment to recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students, delivery of quality patient care for diverse populations, and implementation of research to reduce health disparities.