Retina and Vitreous Clinic
The UCSF Retina and Vitreous Clinic specializes in treating both simple and complicated retinal detachments; diabetic and other retinal diseases; degenerative diseases of the retina, such as retinitis pigmentosa; inflammatory conditions of the posterior segment; and macular diseases, including macular degeneration, macular puckers and macular holes. We also offer expertise in all forms of vitreous surgery.
Doctor referral required
RST-001 Phase I/II Trial for Advanced Retinitis Pigmentosa
Currently enrolling a total of 12 patients for Phase 2a of the study: 6 patients must have VA of no-better-than hand motion in the study eye, and 6 patients must have VA in the study eye to range from no-worse-than c...
Retinal Imaging in Patients With Inherited Retinal Degenerations
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the structure and function of the human retina can be studied with high resolution in patients with inherited retinal degenerations using the Adaptive Optics Scanning...
Metformin for the Minimization of Geographic Atrophy Progression in Patients With AMD
The purpose of this study is to determine whether metformin, an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of type II diabetes, is a safe and effective treatment to decrease the progression of geographic atrophy in non-diab...
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Ranked No. 9 in the nation for ophthalmology
Case Management and Social Work
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
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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.
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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
Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Optometry Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
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.