Welcome to UTMB Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences!

We appreciate your interest in our department, and your confidence in our vision care for you and your family members. We are working continuously to provide a friendly, competent, careful, and safe experience for every one of our patient encounters. Our staff and technicians are highly trained in preparing you to see our eye doctors. We have assembled a group of eye doctors that can provide routine eye care and vision support, as well as subspecialists in pediatrics, cornea, glaucoma, retina, and oculoplastic conditions. Our goal is to provide excellent patient-care encounters to all of our patients, and to assist you in having the best possible vision.

In addition to clinical care, our department conducts important research that will provide understanding and future treatments for eye diseases. We also train residents and fellows that will insure the future of ophthalmology care for patients in Texas as well as the entire country.

We hope you find our website informative and easy to navigate, and invite you to share your feedback for how we can improve it. We look forward to providing vision care for you and your family.

Kevin Merkley, MD, MBA
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Dorothy Frances Kuhlman Theisinger Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology

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