Ophthalmology deals with the structure, function, diagnosis, and treatment of the eye and the visual system. This includes problems affecting the eye and its component structures, the eyelids, the orbit, and the visual pathways.

Ophthalmologists are medically trained to provide patients with total eye care using medical, surgical, and rehabilitative services. In so doing, an ophthalmologist prescribes vision services, including glasses and contact lenses.


Residency Training

  • Duration of training: Four years (1 transitional/preliminary + 3 Ophthalmology)
  • Number of entering residency positions per year: 485 (2019)
  • Type of Match: Early Match. U-M Ophthalmology program matches 7 residency positions yearly.
  • Ophthalmology residency interviews generally begin the middle of October and end the middle of December

Primary Faculty Contact for M1's and M2's

Dr. Adriane Kaplan 

Student Interest Group

 UMMS Ophthalmology Student Interest Group
Curtis Heisel-M4  cheisel@med.umich.edu

Medical Student Clerkship Director:
Dr. Ariane Kaplan, arianek@med.umich.edu

Medical Student Clerkship Coordinator
(M1-M4 Clinical and O.R. Shadowing, Mentoring, M1-M3 Research Projects)
Lauren Prisk (Gagneau), 734-763-4088, lgagneau@med.umich.edu

Residency Program:

 Kellogg Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery, Contact Lens, Cornea, Eye Plastic, Orbital and Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Glaucoma, LASIK and Refractive Surgery, Neuro-Ophthalmology , Ocular Oncology, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, PROSE, Retina and Uveitis, Thyroid Eye Disease