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.

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.