Overview

A Mayo Clinic Ophthalmologist consults with a patient about her eye condition.

Mayo Clinic's Department of Ophthalmology has internationally renowned eye physicians and surgeons who provide comprehensive care for people who seek answers about conditions and diseases of their eyes. Each year, doctors in the Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology across all our sites provide more than 250,000 outpatient visits for eye care.

Mayo Clinic's eye specialists diagnose and treat hundreds of eye conditions, including many that are rare or complex. They offer a full range of eye care, from routine eye exams to surgery. They have special expertise in:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Corneal diseases and corneal transplant surgery
  • Cancer of the eye and surrounding tissues
  • Trauma of the eye, eyelid and eye socket
  • Inflammation of the eye and surrounding tissues
  • Retinal disease
  • Optic nerve disorders
  • Pediatric eye conditions
  • Strabismus

Mayo Clinic eye care experts also perform refractions, prescribe corrective lenses and offer refractive laser surgery, cosmetic eyelid surgery and contact lens services, including scleral lenses.

Mayo Clinic ophthalmologists collaborate to produce the best possible outcomes.

Why choose Mayo Clinic for eye care

Mayo Clinic specialists work closely with you and your health care team to understand and address your eye care needs. Many eye problems are related to other medical conditions, such as diabetes, immune system conditions and thyroid disease. At Mayo Clinic, your ophthalmology team collaborates with other specialists, such as endocrinologists, oncologists, neurologists and rheumatologists, to provide exactly the care you need based on what's right for you. Eye specialists at Mayo Clinic also offer resources that can complement a local physician's expertise.

Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology has many locations including Arizona, Florida and several sites in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Dec. 03, 2021