The Department has a strong Global Ophthalmology Division, and we support residents who are interested in developing clinical and global ophthalmology projects. We also offer international exchange programs through which our residents may visit institutions such as KEIO University in Tokyo, Japan, and Universidad Federal de Sao Paolo in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Our exchange programs offer residents the opportunity to be exposed to clinical practices and academic opportunities they would not otherwise experience in Chicago. Along with the knowledge gained from this experience, they also enjoy the local customs and hospitality offered by the friendly faculty and staff. Residents from KEIO and UNIFESP also come to UIC to observe our clinical practices. See the Resident Global Ophthalmology page for more information.