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Find information about the Department of Ophthalmology at IU School of Medicine, including education programs, clinical care and faculty research.

Department of Ophthalmology

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology is committed to training tomorrow's ophthalmologists and to advancing treatments and prevention of eye diseases and vision disorders through research. The department's NIH research funding increased substantially in 2021, moving its NIH ranking up 14 spots to 26th in the nation. The department has invested in talented scientists and faculty known for their clinical expertise. Work done within the department is guided by the core values of excellence, integrity, diversity, cooperation and respect for all individuals.

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To schedule an appointment with an IU School of Medicine ophthalmologist, please contact Indiana University Health at 317-944-2020.
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The Department of Ophthalmology at IU School of Medicine offers education programs for medical students, residents, postgraduates and community physicians. The committed faculty and state-of-the-art facilities at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute facilitate patient care, research and academic pursuits.


The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at IU School of Medicine is a leader among public universities in ophthalmic research due to its exemplary faculty, innovative avenues of research, and the continuous expansion of programs in basic, translational and clinical research.

Clinical Care

Department faculty are accomplished ophthalmologists who are extensively trained to treat and manage an array of ocular conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye as well as facial and ocular reconstructive surgeries. They practice at three locations in Indianapolis.

36 Full-Time Faculty
24 Residents
6 Clinical Locations
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Chair's Welcome

John Lind, MD, highlights the mission and goals of the IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology.

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Faculty Spotlight
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Tasneem P. Sharma, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Tasneem P. Sharma, PhD, focuses her research on understanding intraocular and intracranial pressure associated pathogenesis in glaucoma and Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome, generation of patient specific neuronal cells, disease modeling of central nervous system diseases, and neuroprotection/regeneration therapeutics.

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Faculty Spotlight
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Richard M. Schroeder, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Relationships with academic mentors led Richard Schroeder, MD, to become a teaching physician and a glaucoma specialists. These mentors helped him realize the value of being part of a knowledgeable group of faculty members with which you can share opinions and coordinate patient care.

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Chi Wah “Rudy” Yung, MD, speaks at a podium in a lecture hall in the Glick Eye Institute.

Upcoming Events

The Department of Ophthalmology hosts educational events throughout the year. Learn more about upcoming lectures and seminars.

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Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

At IU School of Medicine, the commitment to diversity includes race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, religion, socio-economic status, age, geography of origin and residence, sexual orientation, disability, work style and other aspects of human attributes and behaviors. Like the school, the Department of Ophthalmology recruits talented trainees, faculty and staff from various backgrounds with focused efforts toward identified diversity categories. The department is dedicated to creating an environment that fosters inclusion throughout, and all faculty members and staff who participate in hiring interviews must undergo unconscious bias and equity training.

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Learner Spotlight
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Chandler S. Mitchell, MD

Ophthalmology, PGY 3
Indiana University School of Medicine

Mitchell grew up wanting to be a doctor just like his dad, but really began considering if it was the career for him early in college. When he started shadowing different specialties, it reaffirmed his desire to become a doctor.

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Graduate Medical Education Programs

The Department of Ophthalmology offers a competitive three-year residency program that provides training in all areas of ophthalmology for medical school graduates. The department also offers two one-year fellowship programs in glaucoma and pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus.

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Glick Family Philanthropy to Advance Ophthalmology

Through the generosity of the Glick family, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute opened its doors in 2009 and is now home to the Department of Ophthalmology. The four-story, 77,000-square-foot building provides 14,000 square feet of clinic space and is the capstone of the philanthropy of Eugene and Marilyn Glick, Indianapolis residents who donated $30 million to support vision research, eye care and education at the largest medical school in the country.

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