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Department of Ophthalmology

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The department comprises full-time clinical and research faculty members principally located in the Alkek Eye Center of Baylor College of Medicine. The building also houses the ambulatory surgery center, where most of the surgery is performed. There are 10 dedicated lanes for the Glaucoma Service in addition to a laser suite. The ambulatory surgery center has five operating rooms with a dedicated ophthalmic support staff.

Pediatric ophthalmology service is in the Clinical Care Center, which is the outpatient care center of the Texas Children’s Hospital. The pediatric glaucoma surgeries are performed in the hospital outpatient surgery center at the Clinical Care Center (1.2 mile from the Alkek Eye Center). Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, is located a half-mile from the Alkek Eye Center.