Our Mission

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science at The University of Arizona serves to provide education, research, and service throughout the Southwest.


Educate medical students, residents and other professionals in the most advanced techniques available for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of eye disease.


Identify and investigate new methods to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and prevent conditions that cause vision impairment and blindness.

Clinical/Surgical Services–Patient Care

Provide clinical/surgical care consistent with the needs of the community, and consultative services on patients referred by fellow professionals.

Joseph M. Miller, MD, MPH
Professor and Head