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The Division of Global Ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at UIC is committed to treating and curing global eye conditions through clinical and educational outreach, innovative research, and advocacy.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UIC is comprised of several active global physicians and scientists with over 50 years of combined international experience.

The Division of Global Ophthalmology unites individuals with the resources to optimize access to ophthalmic treatments for international institutions and communities in need.

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Residency and Fellow Education

Education extends beyond the walls of our institution. We foster an environment where residents and fellows have the opportunity to interact with international partners at home, and spend time away for an emergent experience. Joining the UIC family means joining a network of collaborators and friends who embrace global outreach.

Learn more about the Residency.

Global Ophthalmology Fellowship

In keeping with the mission of the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Division of Global Ophthalmology has developed a Global Ophthalmology Fellowship program for 2019.

Learn more about the Fellowship.

Other Education

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) provides a list of ophthalmic training opportunities available around the world, including those here at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Visit the Global Directory of Training Opportunities to begin your search, and contact Vice-Chair for Global Ophthalmology Pete Setabutr for more information about our variety of programs.

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Proud Member of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

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