Department of Ophthalmology

Training Sites


The department comprises full-time clinical and research faculty members, principally located in the Roy and Lillie Cullen Eye Institute of the Neurosensory Center. This building also houses a complete eye library; 100-seat auditorium; inpatient facilities; seven eye operating rooms and three laser suites exclusively for Ophthalmology; multiple research laboratories; vivarium; and experimental animal surgical laboratory.

The Neurosensory Center is structurally linked with three affiliated hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center; and two out-patient clinic facilities: Smith Tower and Scurlock Tower. Patients referred to the private consultative practice of the Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive service are examined in the adjoining clinical facilities in Smith Tower. This clinic is 20,000 square feet and provides 30 examining rooms, 8 which are dedicated to Ophthalmic Plastics and complete diagnostic and outpatient treatment facilities. Additionally, within the Texas Medical Center are Ben Taub Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which are primarily staffed by residents in the training program.