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Advancing Excellence in Ophthalmology Education and Research

Our world-class clinicians, surgeons, and scientists are dedicated to excellence in educating and training the next generation of leaders in ophthalmology. We offer ophthalmology residency and subspecialty post-doctoral fellowship programs, as well as elective rotations for medical students.

The Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology was named after communications pioneer Andrew J. Viterbi, PhD donated $50 million in 2018. Inspired by his father Dr. Achille Viterbi, an ophthalmologist, he is honoring his father's memory by creating a lasting legacy at UC San Diego. His generous support is dedicated to advancing research, education, and eye care.

The ophthalmology educational training takes place at the UC San Diego Health Shiley Eye Institute and Hillcrest Medical Center as well as the Veterans Administration San Diego Health Care System. 

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Shiley Institute

A Quarter Century of Excellence in Vision

The Shiley Eye Institute is the only academic institution in the San Diego area with comprehensive programs for the clinical care of patients with eye disorders, cutting edge research on surgical techniques and treatments of eye diseases, education in the field of ophthalmology, and innovative outreach to the community.

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We offer unparalleled services for health professionals - convenient patient referrals and state-of-the-art education and training, as well as access to clinical trials and medical resources.

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At the Shiley Eye Institute, our multidisciplinary team uses cutting-edge technology and collaborative efforts to explore new frontiers in ophthalmology.

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The Shiley Eye Institute is a full-service facility offering everything from basic eye exams to the most advanced diagnostic tests and sophisticated surgery from world-renowned physicians and staff.

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We invite you to join our mission today by exploring our key priorities and supporting the areas that touch your heart. Contributions at every level are essential to accelerating the pace of advanced research, delivering the most advanced care to patients and training the next generation of healthcare providers.

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