University Vision Care and Research Centers
Upstate Specialty Services at Harrison Center
Suites E and L,
550 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-5230
Fax: 315 464-6663
Name: Robert D. Fechtner, MD, Chair
Upstate's Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences department is a multifaceted organization which draws on the expertise and dedication of dozens of leading physicians and research scientists to provide medicine with advances in research, innovation in patient care, and quality instruction in the practice of ophthalmology.
Providing eye care services through University Center for Vision Care, the Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Department includes experienced practitioners who serve as faculty at Upstate Medical University, helping educate the next generation of eye-care professionals.
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences researchers at Upstate Medical University are investigating treatments for trauma and diseases of the eye to preserve vision and improve patient experience. Researchers work at the macro and microscopic level to address conditions affecting the eye, including retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and traumatic injury.