The experienced ophthalmology specialists at UAB offer patients the most advanced vision care available. This means having the knowledge and expertise to identify any problem as well as the advanced training necessary to deliver cutting-edge treatments for eye diseases. From highly specialized eye surgery to fitting you for your first pair of contact lenses, UAB provides comprehensive services for all your vision needs.
Many people need corrective lenses for near- or far-sightedness, while others need the help of specialists for eye disease or trauma. Early detection can prevent many eye conditions from progressing to permanent loss of eyesight. In the case of trauma, immediate treatment or surgery can help preserve as much vision as possible.
The services we provide and the conditions we treat include:
- Macular Degeneration
- Cataract Surgery
- Common Eye Conditions in Children
- Contact Lens Fittings
- Cornea and External Disease
- Driving Assessment for Visual and Cognitive Impairment
- Dry Eye
- Eyelid Disease/Eyelid Problems
- Eyelid Lifts
- Floaters and Flashers
- Graves Disease
- Laser Cataract Surgery
- Lazy Eye, Droopy Eye, and Crossed Eyes
- Loss of Vision, Low Vision, and Double Vision
- Ocular Inflammation
- Optic Nerve Disease
- Refractive Surgery
- Retinal Issues
- Thyroid Eye Disease
The specialists at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital use the most advanced technology and are known for working together to treat the full range of both common and complex corneal problems. From cataract and corneal surgeries to highly specialized contact lenses, Callahan features the expertise, experience, and cutting-edge equipment needed to treat the most challenging corneal conditions. Patients come here from around the world and nation because we don’t just treat eye disease – we empower patients to take control of their eye health.
Callahan is the only full-service facility in Alabama specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of the eye and one of only a few worldwide that is entirely devoted to advancements in ophthalmology. That reputation is supported by 16 operating rooms dedicated to eye surgery and a 24/7 eye emergency room that is the region’s only Level I Ocular Trauma Center. More than 11,000 surgeries are performed at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital each year, and we conduct more reconstructive eye procedures than any other facility in the world.
Our facility is home to more than two dozen ophthalmologists, many of whom are named among the top doctors in their fields nationally. Callahan is widely recognized for excellence in patient care, having consistently earned prestigious awards from health care consulting group Press Ganey, and in 2017 Callahan was named as one of the “100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Callahan also is known for pioneering developments in surgical instruments, devices, and procedures used by ophthalmologists across the globe. As part of the UAB Medicine academic medical center, Callahan is actively involved in ongoing research and clinical trials. Many of our ophthalmologists have received funding from prestigious research organizations and institutions and collaborate in clinical care to bring the latest in scientific discovery to our patients.
- Fireworks Eye Safety on Fox 6 WBRCLearn about fireworks eye safety from Dr. Jay McCollum, Director of Emergency Services and Ocular Trauma at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital.WatchClose
- UAB Callahan Eye Hospital 50th AnniversaryTake a look back at 50 Years In Sight of Alabama’s only dedicated eye hospital.WatchClose
- Advice for Contact Lens WearersEach year, about 1 million people experience infection or other problems due to contact lenses.WatchClose
- Kids Eye Exams/Callahan Eye Hospital Clinic-Cahaba RiverAnnual eye exams are critically important for children.WatchClose
- Krupa Patel, MD, Pediatric OphthalmologistUAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics welcomes pediatric ophthalmologist, Krupa Patel, MD.WatchClose
- Treating Dry EyeWith a treatment plan from Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics, relief for dry eye is in sight.WatchClose
- UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics welcomes ophthalmologist Hogan Knox, MDOphthalmologist Hogan Knox, MD, specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery but has expertise in caring for a wide range of vision issues.WatchClose
- COVID-19 Safety at CallahanWhat to Expect During Your UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics AppointmentWatchClose
- Traditional vs. Laser Cataract RemovalHow does laser cataract surgery differ from traditional cataract surgery?WatchClose
- Protect your eyes: A baseball players storyUAB Callahan Eye Hospital helped save a young baseball player’s career and, most importantly, his sight.WatchClose
- Improving the Detection of GlaucomaUAB pilot program brings glaucoma screenings closer to home.WatchClose
- The Red Eye: What Primary Care Physicians Need to KnowPriscilla Fowler, MD Assistant Professor and Director of the Cornea Service in the Department of Ophthalmology at UAB, discusses how easily “red eye” can be misdiagnosed.WatchClose
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