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  • Location: Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Room #1M05
  • Hours of Operation: 0730 - 1630, Monday - Friday
  • Phone ~ Front Desk: (210) 292-6583
  • Phone ~ Appointment Line (For Initial Appointments ONLY): (210) 916-9900
  • Fax: (210) 292-6569
  • POC: 59th SGC/SGCEE

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine specializing in the anatomy, function, and diseases of the eye. A team of 8 staff Ophthalmologists and 15 residents are available to provide complete vision care. Wilford Hall Ophthalmology Department accommodates patient care in General Ophthalmology and six sub-specialties.

General Ophthalmology

Our ophthalmologists specialize in medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye disease and injury. We provide a full spectrum of care including diagnosis and medical treatment of eye disorders and diseases, prescriptions for eyeglasses, surgery, and management of eye problems that are caused by systemic illnesses.

Clinic Sub-specialties

Cornea and External Disease

This subspecialty involves the diagnosis and management of diseases of the cornea, sclera, conjunctiva and eyelids, including corneal dystrophies, microbial infections, conjunctival and corneal tumors, inflammatory processes and anterior ocular manifestations of systemic diseases.


This subspecialty includes the treatment of glaucoma and other disorders that may cause optic nerve damage by increasing intraocular pressure. This area involves the medical and surgical treatment of both pediatric and adult patients.


Neuro-ophthalmologists diagnose and treat the optic nerve and visual pathways. Neuro-ophthalmology is generally practiced as a nonsurgical subspecialty but can be combined with surgery of the eye and orbit.

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

The practice of ophthalmic plastic surgery includes orbital surgery, lid and upper facial reconstructive procedures following trauma and tumors and cosmetic lid surgery. Oculoplastic surgeons combine ophthalmic surgery with plastic surgery and are trained in the use of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and chemosurgery to treat ocular and orbital disease.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric ophthalmic practice involves the medical and surgical management of strabismus, amblyopia, genetic and developmental abnormalities and a wide range of inflammatory, traumatic and neoplastic conditions occurring in the first two decades of life.

Vitreoretinal Diseases

This subspecialty involves both the medical and surgical treatment of retinal and vitreoretinal disease. Diagnosis involves the use and interpretation of ultrasound, fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography. Treatment methods include laser therapy, intravitreal injections, cryotherapy, retinal detachment surgery and vitrectomy (removal of the vitreous).

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