Ophthalmology Residency


       Daniel B. Moore, MD
       Residency Program Director
       Assistant Professor of Glaucoma


Residency Training Program in Ophthalmology

Welcome to the University of Kentucky’s Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 3-year ACGME-accredited residency program in Ophthalmology.  Here, you will find a thorough description of the program including applicant information, details on training experience, a roster of current residents and past graduates and their placement.  The program, under the direction of Dr. Daniel B. Moore, has historically accepted 3 candidates per year, but increased to 4 candidates per year during the 2016 match cycle.  All residents must complete a one-year internship prior to the start of residency and are highly encouraged to participate in the preliminary year, which provides a broad exposure to inpatient medical and surgical care with 4 months of dedicated time on ophthalmology services.

The residency program was established in 1967 and has a strong history of producing excellent ophthalmologists and highly skilled surgeons.  Our program offers a unique blend of strong academic learning experiences with a variety of clinical and surgical exposure in each of the sub-specialty fields within the discipline of ophthalmology. During the three years of training, emphasis is placed on progressive knowledge of ophthalmic diagnostic procedures and methods, clinical patient care and ophthalmic surgery. A graded responsibility approach is taken, with upper level residents becoming ultimately independent in pateint management. Residents in our program graduate with a solid foundation in comprehensive and surgical ophthalmology with the necessary hands-on experience required for a busy practice or a successful subspecialty fellowship.  All of this rigorous training is well-balanced with a congenial and supportive learning environment, complementary didactics, an internationally recognized translational research program and a wealth of outside activities available in our region of the Bluegrass and Central Kentucky.

The training facilities include the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, the Kentucky Clinic Eye Center, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and Central Baptist Hospital, all of which are located in Lexington within very close proximity of each other. 

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If you have further questions about the program not addressed on this page or the tabs to the right side of this page, please do not hesitate to contact the Ophthalmology Residency Coordinator, Olivia Turner, at olivia.turner@uky.edu.