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UPMC Eye Center

The mission of the UPMC Eye Center, a recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and disorders, is to improve patients’ quality of life through vision preservation and restoration.

We personalize and individualize care for each patient, and our care is always patient-focused. Ophthalmology Times has rated the UPMC Eye Center among the top 10 ophthalmology programs in the United States in the delivery of patient care.   

Commitment to Research and Education

As members of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Ophthalmology, UPMC Eye Center physicians are also leaders in research and education, and are extensively trained in the use of state-of-the-art ophthalmic technologies and procedures.

We have an outstanding teaching program and train six residents and five clinical fellows each year who then pursue clinical, research, and clinician-scientist careers.

We train numerous graduate and postdoctoral students and research fellows from the U.S. and abroad. The UPMC Eye Center is at the forefront of continuing medical education, and provides both ongoing and specialized educational opportunities for established, community-based physicians.

Learn about our ophthalmology telemedicine services.

News & Events

  • Capital Campaign That Led to Creation of Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration Tops $2 Billion

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  • Research at the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration of UPMC brings hope to those with vision loss.

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  •  Dr. Joel Schuman and OCT colleagues to receive Champalimaud Vision Award.

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  • Dr. Joel Schuman was recently featured in the June 18, 2012 issue of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette discussing the development of an artificial retina.

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  • Going Blind Pittsburgh screening sponsored by UPMC Eye Center - a personal account

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  • AEVR's Decade of Vision 2010-2020 Initiative hosted a congressional briefing entitled "Glaucoma: Understanding disease progression. Dr. Schuman was the featured speaker.

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  • Dr. Joel Schuman was featured in the March 17th edition of the University Times: "The eyes have it at Pitt-UPMC Eye Center"

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  • Dr. Amy Nau was recently featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Low Vision Technology Experts Look to Region as Testing Ground.

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