Ophthalmology Services

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:

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.

Care Providers

Michael Albert, Jr., MD Michael Albert, Jr., MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Anne Marie Arciniegas-Bernal, MD Anne Marie Arciniegas-Bernal, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology
Carson Bee, MD Carson Bee, MD Cataract and Refractive Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Sarah Berry, OD, MS Sarah Berry, OD, MS Optometry Waid Blackstone, MD Waid Blackstone, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology Mike Callahan, MD Mike Callahan, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology Jeff Chaiprakob, MD Jeff Chaiprakob, MD Cataract and Refractive Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea and External Diseases Martin Cogen, MD Martin Cogen, MD Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus Dawn DeCarlo, OD Dawn DeCarlo, OD Optometry Richard Feist, MD Richard Feist, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology Priscilla Fowler, MD Priscilla Fowler, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology Chris Girkin, MD Chris Girkin, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Pediatric Glaucoma Tyler Hall, MD Tyler Hall, MD Cataract and Refractive Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea and External Diseases D. Wade Joiner, MD D. Wade Joiner, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Lanning Kline, MD Lanning Kline, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology Hogan Knox, MD Hogan Knox, MD Cataract and Refractive Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Virginia Lolley, MD Virginia Lolley, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology John Mason, III, MD John Mason, III, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology Andrew Mays, MD Andrew Mays, MD Glaucoma Cecil McCollum, MD Cecil McCollum, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology John Morgan, MD John Morgan, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology Krupa Patel, MD Krupa Patel, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus Russell Read, MD Russell Read, MD Uveitis Doctor Icon Lindsay Rhodes, MD Cataract and Refractive Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Brian Samuels, MD, PhD Brian Samuels, MD, PhD Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Eric Sputh, MD Eric Sputh, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology Jason Swanner, MD Jason Swanner, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Kayla Thomason, OD Kayla Thomason, OD Optometry Michael Vaphiades, DO Michael Vaphiades, DO Neuro-Ophthalmology


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