The UCSF Glaucoma Clinic offers sophisticated diagnostic testing and treatment to patients with a poor prognosis for their glaucoma. This includes patients who have previously undergone unsuccessful glaucoma surgery, patients who have vision in only one eye, and patients with secondary glaucoma or advanced glaucomatous optic atrophy.
Our ophthalmologists have expertise in all types of glaucoma: congenital, combined mechanism, narrow-angle, open-angle and normal tension. We have extensive experience with surgically implanted valves for glaucoma and offer new approaches to using these devices. Nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery is also available.
Doctor referral required
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Ranked No. 9 in the nation for ophthalmology
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Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Plan your visit
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treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
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English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
Ophthalmology and Optometry Clinic
8 Koret Way
San Francisco, CA 94143
Our research initiatives
UCSF Department of Ophthalmology Research
The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology and the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology are dedicated to uncovering the causes and mechanisms of eye diseases, with the goals of fighting vision loss and restoring sight.