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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

Upcoming Events

Thomas J. Pinson Memorial Lecture Series

Saturday, April 25, 2015

An annual lecture series centered on Maxillofacial Pathology, diagnoses and multidisciplinary patient management. Sponsored by the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Maxillofacial Pathology, Diagnosis and Management.


5th Annual Roland B. Scott Memorial Symposium

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Stigma and ignorance prevent many with painful crises from getting adequate relief. The Annual Roland B. Scott Memorial Symposium provides a necessary forum for discussing the importance of managing the diverse set of challenges facing patients with sickle cell disease.

The Department of Opthalmology 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