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Juvenile Arthritis can lead to damaged vision

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Ophthalmologists: The Physicians Who Defend Against Blindness

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WVU Eye Institute

The main entrance to the WVU Eye Institute as seen from the front of Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Charlton

Ophthalmology faculty member Dr. Judie Charlton (second from the left) is recognized with other "Most Loyal Mountaineers" during the WVU/Texas football game. Read More

Ophthalmic Technician's Week November 3-9

The Eye Institute appreciates the technicians who provide superb service and care to their patients.

Dr. Zvi Kresch

Dr. Zvi Kresch provides cataract care in a remote village of Ghana during his fellowship with the Himalayan Cataract Project.


Congratulations to five of our clinical faculty for being selected by their patients as Top Providers.

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2013 graduates of the Department of Ophthalmology residency program

2013 graduates of the Department of Ophthalmology residency program at the graduation dinner. L to R, Tony Allen, MD, Evan Newbolt, MD and Monica D’Angelo, MD.

2013 Graduation Dinner

Ophthalmology faculty with current and outgoing residents and fellows at the 2013 graduation dinner.

Current residents with 2013 graduates

Current residents with 2013 graduates of the Department of Ophthalmology Residency and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship programs.

Evan Newbolt and Jamie Miller

Evan Newbolt, MD, 2013 residency program graduate with faculty member Jamie Miller, MD at the residency and fellowship graduate dinner.

Sivak and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship graduates

Dr. Jennifer Sivak (l) with Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship graduate Chad Bingham, MD (c) and Dr. John Nguyen (r).

About Us

A nationally recognized center for vision care, research, education, and outreach, the WVU Eye Institute provides the full range of eye care under one roof—from routine exams to subspecialty medical and surgical treatment and laser vision correction. Each year we treat over 35,000 West Virginians and patients from surrounding states.
The Eye Institute houses the WVU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, adult and pediatric vision care clinics, and the Vision Research Center. Built in 2001, the WVU Eye Institute is the realization of a dream to provide every person in West Virginia with the very best eye care, no matter how difficult or serious the problem might be. Our faculty provides new opportunities for research and education in ophthalmology, assuring that the latest treatments and surgery will always be available.

The WVU Eye Institute offers a wide range of vision care services:

  • Comprehensive, cataract and lens implant
  • Cornea/external disease and refractive surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Medical and surgical retina services
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • Pediatric low vision rehabilitation

Winning Team

Our community of physicians, researchers, and support staff has the expertise, experience, and demonstrated ability to keep pace with the changing landscape of healthcare. Thanks to private support from our alumni and friends, we continue to grow our programs and services to meet the demands of West Virginians and patients from surrounding states who rely on the WVU Eye Institute for their vision care needs.


Dr. Vernon Odom receives Lions Leonard Jarrett Award

Congratulations to J. Vernon Odom, PhD a faculty member of the WVU Eye Institute. Dr. Odom was presented with the Leonard Jarrett Award by the Morgantown Lions Club in recognition of his efforts fighting blindness.

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WVU Department of Ophthalmology Research Day May 30, 2014

The Department of Ophthalmology's Annual Research Day will be held on May 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Rizal Pangilinan Lecture Hall (WVU Eye Institute 2nd floor).  Health Sciences Center faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.  Guest speaker will be Robert Eugene Anderson, MD, PhD

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