UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute
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Afshari, Natalie A. Brown, Stuart I. Ferrara, Napoleone Ferreyra, Henry A. Freeman, William R. Goldbaum, Michael H. Goldberg, Jeffrey L. Granet, David B. Haw, Weldon W. Heichel, Chris W. Kikkawa, Don O. Korn, Bobby S. Lee, Jeffrey E. Lin, Jonathan H. Medeiros, Felipe A. Nguyen, Thao P. Robbins, Shira L. Savino, Peter J. Slight, Rigby Weinreb, Robert N. Zhang, Kang
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Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cornea & Refractive Surgery Glaucoma Neuro-Ophthalmology Ophthalmic Genetics Ophthalmic Pathology Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Optometry & Low Vision Pediatric Ophthalmology & Eye Alignment Disorders Retina & Vitreous Thyroid Eye Clinic
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AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) Cataracts Corneal Conditions Cosmetic Surgery Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Movement Disorders Glaucoma Hereditary (Genetic) Disorders Low Vision Neuro-Ophthalmic Conditions Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Pediatric Conditions Refractive Errors Retinal Diseases Thyroid Eye Disease


The UC San Diego Ophthalmology Residency Program emphasizes excellence, ethics, and humanity while training residents to become exceptional ophthalmologists equipped to succeed in any aspect of Ophthalmology, be it academics, research, or the private sector. The overarching goal is the acquisition of the knowledge, skills, clinical judgment, and attitudes necessary to provide skilled and compassionate care to patients. Over the program’s three years, residents are provided with clinical exposure in our several facilities to gain mastery of the knowledge and judgment needed while assuming increasing levels of responsibility for the medical and surgical management of patients with a wide variety of acute and chronic Ophthalmological disease. Because we recognize that Ophthalmological education continues beyond the residency training years, we emphasize the importance of self-directed study habits. Contact the residency office by email at residency@eyecenter.ucsd.edu

Twelve residents will be on board by 2014—up from the nine we had in 2011-2012. While training at our multiple facilities, each resident is exposed to a high volume of cases in a diverse patient population with a wide variety of ophthalmic needs—all of this while being given increasing responsibilities in a one-on-one teaching environment with our attendings.

To give you an idea of what our dozen residents might experience, here are some data from our department’s Annual Report in 2013:

• A combined 120,000 patient visits (all sites)
• 5,459 surgeries
• 33 faculty
• 132 staff
• $8.3-million in grants
• 228 publications
• 31 clinical trials
• The Shiley campus itself is 91,000’ square (Shiley Eye Institute, Ratner Children’s Center, Jacobs Retina Center, Hamilton Glaucoma Center)

Because we are a multi-facility department with a complex patient profile, the clinical and surgical experience of the UC San Diego Ophthalmology resident is outstanding. Several faculty have been added in the past couple of year which has opened up more surgical opportunities to residents, as evidenced by the following surgical totals reported by our graduates the past couple of years:

• For the combined 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, total procedures averaged 957 per year, with phacoemulsifications alone averaging 345 per year.
• The June 2014 graduates alone averaged 1063 procedures and 411 phacoemulsifications.


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The Shiley Eye Center is a full-service facility offering everything from basic eye exams to the most advanced diagnostic tests and sophisticated surgery from world-renowned physicians and staff.


9415 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0946

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