The aims of the Department of Ophthalmology are teaching, research and patient care.

Instruction in clinical ophthalmology, ophthalmic surgery, basic and clinical research is available to medical students, resident physicians, and practicing ophthalmologists.

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology: James D. Reynolds, MD
Director of Medical Student Education: Sandra Sieminski, MD
Program Director: Andrew L. Reynolds, MD
Department Administrator: Ms. Elaine Taylor

Clinical sites: Oishei Children's Hospital, VA of WNY, Ross Eye Institute

Course Descriptions

  • OPH 800 Clinical Clerkship in Ophthalmology, 4 credits
    This course is specifically designed for the medical student interested in pursuing a career in ophthalmology.
  • OPH 802 Advanced Ophthalmology Skills, 4 credits
    This 4-week elective will allow students who have already completed OPH800 an opportunity to enhance their skills in ophthalmology.
  • OPH 890 Course At Other University, 4 credits
    The goals of the course are to build a foundation of knowledge about clinical ophthalmology. Arrangement must be made with the other university, with the School, and with the chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, University at Buffalo.
  • OPH 950 Research in Basic or Clinical Ophthalmology, 4-8 credits
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the methods of basic and/or clinical ophthalmic research.