University of Kansas Eye Center/Specialty Surgery
Full multispecialty staff is available at our main facility, which spans 17,000 square feet, which includes 24 exam lanes, imaging rooms equipped with state-of-the-art multimodal imaging, minor procedure room, and an optical shop. The hospital outpatient department is on the second floor with a laser suite and two operating rooms, where the majority of outpatient ophthalmologic surgeries are performed.
Located off the main hospital campus at 7400 State Line Road, Prairie Village, KS, we have the benefits of a stand-alone building with convenient parking and easy accessibility, plus all the resources of the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Kansas Hospital nearby.
A comprehensive LEVEL I trauma center, housing 750 beds, 40 operating rooms, the Burnett Burn Center and multiple specialized intensive care units, offering the highest level of care for patients from all over the Midwest. Residents take call and see inpatient consults at the University of Kansas Hospital. After hours emergent surgery, ruptured globe repair and elective surgeries requiring a higher level of medical care occur at this site.
Some oculoplastic surgeries are performed at these satellite ambulatory surgery centers, both of which are a 15-minute drive from the University of Kansas Eye Center.
The VA clinic is resident-run clinic with attending supervision. While comprehensive ophthalmology is the focus, glaucoma services are available daily. There are dedicated half-days of retina clinic, and a full day of oculoplastic clinic and surgery each week. The residents benefit from top notch surgical training in cataract, glaucoma and oculoplastic surgery here.
Our pediatric ophthalmology rotation is spent at the Children's Mercy Hospital (CMH) with our amazing and dedicated pediatric ophthalmologists. KU residents are responsible for evening and weekend call at CMH on alternating months.