Welcome to the UofL Health – Eye Institute
The University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) faculty, residents, fellows and postdoctoral fellows are exploring new frontiers in visual science research and delivering individualized state-of-the-art treatment for the entire spectrum of eye diseases. At the same, a new generation of researchers and eye care providers is being trained.
Most of the research occurs at the UofL Health – Eye Institute and is devoted to defining and treating ocular diseases, which include blinding eye diseases due to retinal photoreceptor or pigment epithelium degeneration, dry eye syndrome, ocular autoimmune inflammation and proliferative vitreoretinopathy.
Over 32,000 patients are treated annually at the UofL Health – Eye Institute, and 274 residents and fellows at the University of Louisville School of Medicine have trained here since 1943.
Our faculty are funded both from Federal sources (NIH) and through partnerships with biotechnology companies. Our research and clinical faculty collaborate to take findings from the laboratory bench to our clinic. Our faculty also are well known for their contributions to the scientific community, where they serve on editorial boards and a variety of federal and private study sections. Every day UofL Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences researchers are making new discoveries and breaking new ground to solve problems related to eye disease and its treatment.
Terry Meiners takes us along for his cataract procedure with UofL Physicians – Eye Specialists
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear, transparent lens in the eye which causes blurred vision, glare with bright lights and more. Dr. Joern Soltau recently performed cataract surgery on Louisville radio and TV personality Terry Meiners, and it’s had a huge impact on Terry’s life. Take an inside look at the procedure.