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Ophthalmology

  • Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat eye disorders and diseases.

    Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat eye disorders and diseases.

    We help you improve and preserve your vision with a wide variety of treatments.

Vision is fundamental to how we interact with the world. That’s why eye problems can be so unsettling.

Ophthalmology specialists at Indiana University Health, as well as the physicians at the Glick Eye Institute and at the Riley Hospital for Children Pediatric Eye Clinic, are among the best in Indiana. We have extensive experience diagnosing and treating a full range of eye disorders.

Unlike optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, with full medical training. This means that our specialists can provide many kinds of treatment, including surgeries that are not available from optometrists. We also have full optometry services for individuals who simply need an eye exam and corrective lenses or contacts.

We expertly treat all types of eye conditions, including:

Select a Ophthalmology condition below to access information from our Health Library as well as how IU Health can help.

In addition to these treatments we offer these services:

  • Adult, adolescent and children’s eye exams
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Multifocal (bifocal) and toric (astigmatism) lens implants
  • Oculoplastic and eyelid surgery
  • Treatment for dry eye

We’re building for the future of ophthalmology

Our ophthalmologists are very active in medical education. In conjunction with Indiana University School of Medicine, our residency program is the only one in Indiana. As a result, we have trained about half of the ophthalmologists in the state. We also train medical students at the Indiana University School of Medicine to recognize eye disorders in their roles as primary care doctors and medical specialists.

We also conduct research to advance the range of treatments available for eye disorders. Some examples of our clinical research are:

  • New drugs to treat glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration
  • New therapies for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
  • Treatment of strabismus (eyes looking in different directions)

Our basic scientific research includes:

  • Molecular biology of the chemical cycle of vision
  • Treatment and cures for retinoblastoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration
  • Neurophysiology of eye movements
  • Physiology of blood flow in the eye

You can find more information about clinical trials and research at the Glick Eye Institute at the IU School of Medicine.

Learn more about eye disorders and treatments

Learn more about the most common and most complex eye conditions by visiting the EyeSmart website. This is the American Academy of Ophthalmology's public education site, and it has a wide range of information about eye care, eye disorders and other vision-related topics.


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