Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Ophthalmology

"Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that provides the complete medical and surgical care of the eye and related structures of the visual system (extraocular muscles, eyelids, orbit, nerves, visual pathways, and more). Yes, they can (and often do) prescribe glasses and contact lenses. But their spectrum of care extends much further. It requires mastery of the anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and pathophysiology of the eye, as well as an understanding of optical physics. To treat ocular and visual disorders, ophthalmologists are really both internists and surgeons."

— Freeman, B. (2013). The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty. 3rd Ed. Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill: New York. p.311.

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Contact our Ophthalmology Advising Coordinator:

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Nicholas J. Volpe, MD
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
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312-503-0636

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Rukhsana Mirza, MD
Ophthalmology Career Advising Coordinator
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312-908-8152

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Department of Ophthalmology
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
645 N. Michigan Ave., #400
Chicago, IL 60611

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