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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, M.D., Ph.D.
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

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.

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.

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

Cataract surgery in infancy increases glaucoma risk

Children who undergo cataract surgery as infants have a 22% risk of glaucoma 10 years later, whether or not they receive an intraocular lens implant.

Tele-Ophthalmology: Digital care in a digital world

Traditionally, medical care has been delivered with the provider and patient in the same room at the same time.

The joy of giving sight

While playing golf five years ago, Tom Harrington noticed he had difficulty seeing the golf flag. This was a first for him, so he scheduled a visit to see an ophthalmologist.

Advancing optic disc drusen

When Joyce Liao, MD, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology and of neurology, came to Stanford in 2006, she began seeing patients with optic disc drusen (ODD), a condition that effects vision and the optic nerve, and was frustrated with how little she could offer them.

From mother to patient

A year ago, Carolyn Miller noticed some sensitivity in her left eye, and her eyelid felt swollen.

Young patient receives sight restoring lenses

Rosie Karon was only two weeks old when her mother noticed her left pupil was misshapen.

Cross-department team effort conquers rare inflammatory eye disease

Three years ago, Yolanda Velasco began noticing difficulty distinguishing words and images on her computer screen.

Vision restoration in glaucoma

Laura Dubrow has approached the challenges of life-long glaucoma in both eyes with courage, determination, and a sense of humor.

A global career path

Byers Eye Institute at Stanford chief resident Malini Pasricha, MD, grew up in the United States, but whenever visiting her ancestral home in Rayavaram, Tamil Nadu, India, she was often struck by two major disparities: limited access to healthcare and minimal career opportunities for women.

Pursuing excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion

The year 2020 was momentous in many ways, including the heightened attention to issues of systemic injustice towards minorities that have long existed in our society.

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