Welcome to the Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Our department has long been recognized as a leader in research, patient care and education. As a department in an academic health center, we train residents and fellows, as well as providing clinical experience to medical students. Our research laboratories provide an excellent education for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Our clinical research unit, located on the 19th floor of the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, provides research opportunities for our residents, medical students, and fellows.