Skip to main contentBack to Top

Welcome to the Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University Health System. 

Our top priority is the provision of thorough and compassionate patient care. Within our department you will find doctors who are interested in matching your concerns with accurate diagnoses and treatments.  We seek not only to provide the right treatment, but also to educate you in regard to your condition so that you too may be involved in its management.

Our educational mission is broadly focused.  Upon completion of the 3 year course of instruction our residents are able to enter comprehensive ophthalmic practice or pursue fellowship training.

Through continuing medical education activities the local ophthalmic community as well as our team of eye care providers are given opportunity to discuss and implement recent advances in the medical and surgical care of the eye.​

Sylvia Smith and Jing Wang
Dr. Bogorad
Ophthalmology image

Contact Us

Department of Ophthalmology


Administration: 706-721-1148
Residency: 706-721-1160
Patients: 706-721-2020



Ophthalmology News

woman holding award plaque

MCG employee wins 2021 Excellence Award for medical residency program coordinators

The award serves to recognize the crucial role that program coordinators play in the success of medical residency and fellowship training programs.

Doctors in lab

$3 million National Eye Institute grant supports growth of vision research at MCG, AU

“This growing group of scientists has always been a highly collaborative and collegial group, happy to share their expertise and equipment, but the grant enables us to formalize and expand our sharing more efficiently and effectively."

Dr. Steven Brooks

Brooks named chair of MCG Department of Ophthalmology

Brooks, who was an associate professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at MCG from 1994-2001, returns to the medical school in January.

doctors in lab

New treatment targets found for blinding retinal disease

When the eye isn’t getting enough oxygen in the face of common conditions like premature birth or diabetes, it sets in motion a state of frenzied energy production that can ultimately result in blindness, and now scientists have identified new points where they may be able to calm the frenzy and instead enable recovery.