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The Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University School of Medicine spontaneously burst into dance to celebrate the graduating class of 2020. Congrats, grads, and thank you for your wonderful contributions to the department. We wish you the best in your future career endeavors!


The Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University is dedicated to combating blindness and preserving sight. We deliver effective, integrated vision care across all specialties from one state-of-the-art, patient-centered facility in Palo Alto, California.


Our premier group of visionary scientists is leading innovations in diagnostics and the next generation of vision restorative therapeutics. Stanford's vision research faculty bring the latest in basic and translational research as well as clinical trials.


Residency training and clinical and research fellowships at Stanford in Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, Pediatrics and Neuro-Ophthalmology, as well as special fellowships in international health and ophthalmic innovation, together offer exciting opportunities to advance the field and develop careers. 


Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Ophthalmology

Welcome to the Byers Eye Institute in the 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 provides the latest therapies in treating eye disorders. Associated with Stanford Health Care, and the Lucille-Packard Children's Hospital, our faculty and staff provide 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.

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. 

We are here for you.


We are searching for the best clinicians, clinician-scientists, and vision research scientists to join our faculty at Stanford. If you are looking for staff positions in administration or laboratory or clinical research, please follow this link.

In the News

Making a difference: Dr. Diana Do

Diana Do, MD, professor of ophthalmology, always wanted to pursue a career that would make a difference.

Korot recipient of Ronald G Michels Fellowship Foundation award

The Byers Eye Institute at Stanford congratulates vitreoretinal fellow Edward (Eddie) Korot, MD, for receiving the Ronald G Michels Fellowship Foundation award.

Dr. Tawna Roberts receives RPB grant

Tawna Roberts, OD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatric ophthalmology, has been granted a $100,000 RPB Walt and Lilly Disney Award for Amblyopia Research from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support eye research into amblyopia. 

Dr. Kossler and Dr. Do Receive Top Doctor Award

Congrats to Dr. Andrea Kossler and Dr. Diana Do, who are recipients of the Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor 2021 award! We celebrate these two for their commitment to patient care and the example they have set for other women pursuing medicine.

Targeting a Human Protein Prevents SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Mice

The most common strategy for beating the coronavirus is attacking the viral proteins responsible for disease, but the Mahajan Lab and colleagues focused their research on a human protein that interacts with the virus.

Apply today for Stanford’s NEI T32 Vision Research Training Program

Stanford’s NEI T32 Vision Research Training Program is again requesting applications for post-doctoral fellowship. We will fund 3 scholars, each for 1 year, starting as early as Thursday, July 1, 2021. Deadline is Friday, May 14, 2021.

Providing hope for eye cancer patients

Through funding from The Cancer League, a local cancer charity, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS, and  Vinit Mahajan, MD, PhD, associate professors of ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford, are the first to identify proteins from inside the eye that predict survival risk in patients with a form of melanoma cancer in the eye. 

Mary M. and Sash A. Spencer Center for Vision Research established at Stanford

Philanthropic gift creates center to help accelerate translational research, recruit faculty and train the next generation of leaders in vision science.

The Stanford Ophthalmology 2020 Annual Report, "Vision Matters: Connecting the World" highlights the department's recent news and accomplishments. Click here to read or download the PDF.

The recent issue of Stanford Medicine magazine, a theme issue on eyes and vision, includes details about projects and others pushing the boundaries of biology and technology to help people see.  Click here to learn more

Illustration by John Hersey