USF Eye Institute


Ramesh S. Ayyala,  M.D., FRCS, FRCOphth

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Fellowship Program Director

Making Life Better, One Eye at a Time.

Welcome to the University of South Florida's Department of Ophthalmology. We are on a mission to improve vision in Tampa Bay, one eye at a time. To accomplish this mission, we are undergoing a massive change into an academic department through the recruitment of additional physicians, developing of research funding, strengthening community relationships and enhancing the delivery of care.  

I am eager to introduce you to our team of compassionate physicians who deliver state-of-the-art clinical care to patients, while training tomorrow’s surgeons. Whether you are visiting to learn more about our services or seeking a world-class ophthalmologist, we are excited to serve you, your family, and your friends. 

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our wide range of services, offered by nationally recognized physicians: 

  • Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Premium Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Eye Care and Surgery
  • Glaucoma Care and Surgery
  • Retinal Disease Care and Surgery
  • Cornea and External Eye Disease
  • Advanced Visual Function Testing
  • Electroretinography (ERG)
  • Electrooculography (EOG)
  • Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)

Contact Us

Patient Appointments:
(813) 821-8022

Medical Records Fax Numbers:
Referrals & New Patient Records Fax:
(813) 905-9923

Established Patient Information Fax:
(813) 974-4280

Referring Physician & Optometrist Hotline:
(813) 821-8022

Physical Address:
13330 USF Laurel Drive, 4th Floor
Tampa, FL 33612

Mailing Address:
12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
MDC 021
Tampa, FL 33612