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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford is to be among the very best institutions in the world for ocular health. We aim to do this through technically outstanding and compassionate care for our patients, cutting edge basic and translational research, and training of the next generation of leaders and practitioners in our field in the prevention and treatment of vision loss. We deliver an effective, integrated collection of comprehensive vision care specialties from our state-of-the-art, patient-centered facility in Palo Alto, California, and a number of additional sites.

Message from the Chair

Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD

Welcome to the Byers Eye Institute Department of Ophthalmology, at Stanford University School of Medicine, a top-tier, internationally recognized, multidisciplinary center combining world-class resources with a commitment to providing the highest level of diagnostic and therapeutic care to our patients.

Through an integrated, personalized approach to healthcare delivery, our dedicated team of specialists, surgeons, nurses, and technicians provides the latest therapies in treating eye disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, uveitis, and retinal, pediatric, and corneal disease. Associated with Stanford Health Care and the Lucille-Packard Children's Hospital, our faculty and staff provides excellence in ocular and vision healthcare to patients across Northern California and from around the world, while our cutting-edge team of researchers carries out some of the most innovative laboratory research and clinical trials anywhere in the world.

The Department of Ophthalmology's educational mission is focused on clinical service, cutting edge research and innovation, and training the next generation of clinicians and scientists in ophthalmology and visual science. Stanford faculty are trained specialists in Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Pediatrics, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-ophthalmology, and are prepared to serve your needs.

Whether you are a patient, a resident, or a leader in academic or clinical ophthalmology, I invite you to explore our programs, visit our clinics and operating rooms, and receive your eye care from our premier faculty.

I am very proud of our exceptional faculty and staff and their accomplishments in our mission areas of patient care, research, education and community outreach. Whether you are a patient, a resident, or a leader in academic or clinical ophthalmology, I invite you to explore our programs, visit our clinics and operating rooms, and receive your eye care from our premier faculty. We are here for you.