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The Department of Ophthalmology

The department of Ophthalmology of the Howard University College of Medicine was established by the Board of Trustees of Howard University on January 22, 2000. Prior to that date, the Ophthalmology Service, located in the Ambulatory Care Center (Towers Building) at Howard University Hospital, was a division under the Department of Surgery. Our services include:

  • Corneal disease and cataract surgery
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Eye alignment disorders (strabismus)
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Neuro - ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastics 
  • Low vision
  • Pediatric eye care
  • Refractive surgery
  • Vitreo-Retinals Surgery

Meet the Chair

Robert A. Copeland, Jr., MD
Professor and Chairman 
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Hospital

Related Events

The 11th Melvin E. Jenkins, Jr., MD Lectureship in Pediatrics

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Melvin E. Jenkins, Jr., MD Lectureship in Pediatrics emphasizes child health and developmental issues which impact children everywhere.

The Department of Ophthalmology Administrative Offices
Tower Building
Suite 2100
2041 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20060

Appointments & Scheduling Phone: (202) 865-7677

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm