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Welcome to the Byers Eye Institute Department of Ophthalmology, at Stanford University School of Medicine, a top-tier, internationally recognized, multidisciplinary center combining world-class resources with a commitment to providing the highest level of diagnostic and therapeutic care to our patients.
Through an integrated, personalized approach to healthcare delivery, our dedicated team of specialists, surgeons, nurses, and technicians provides the latest therapies in treating eye disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, uveitis, and retinal, pediatric, and corneal disease. Associated with Stanford Health Care and the Lucille-Packard Children's Hospital, our faculty and staff provides excellence in ocular and vision healthcare to patients across Northern California and from around the world, while our cutting-edge team of researchers carries out some of the most innovative laboratory research and clinical trials anywhere in the world.
The Department of Ophthalmology's educational mission is focused on clinical service, cutting edge research and innovation, and training the next generation of clinicians and scientists in ophthalmology and visual science. Stanford faculty are trained specialists in Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Pediatrics, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-ophthalmology, and are prepared to serve your needs.
I am very proud of our exceptional faculty and staff and their accomplishments in our mission areas of patient care, research, education and community outreach. Whether you are a patient, a resident, or a leader in academic or clinical ophthalmology, I invite you to explore our programs, visit our clinics and operating rooms, and receive your eye care from our premier faculty. We are here for you.
Providers at the Byers Eye Institute are now offering synchronous video visits. A video eye visit can substitute for an in- person appointment in some cases, and is particularly helpful to determine if and with what urgency (even same day or next day) and in-person appointment is needed. Currently this is available for patients in California.
We have included example videos if you wish to get a sense of what some of your examinations may be like:
Visual System Examination During Video Visits
Visual Acuity (Central Visual Function)
Heather E. Moss, MD, PhD & Shannon Beres, MD
Byers Eye Institute at Stanford
Dr. Andrea Kossler's father is a surgeon and her sister an ophthalmologist, so she was torn between those two specialties. After medical aid trips to Bolivia and Cambodia, Dr. Kossler figured out that oculoplastic surgery would be just right for her.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
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Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referral Information.