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We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye-related disease and conditions.

The Truhlsen Eye Institute, with UNMC's primary clinical partner Nebraska Medicine, offer the latest treatments and a comprehensive approach to caring for your eyes. Few eye care centers have as many subspecialties under one roof. Experienced general and subspecialty ophthalmologists are on staff, specializing in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of eye diseases. Our optometrists provide basic eye care, prescribing contact lenses and glasses and screening for the development of more serious eye conditions.

Our ophthalmologists and optometrists see patients at two locations. Thousands of patients every year are evaluated and treated in our subspecialty clinics, which offer special services for patients with specific problems and are detailed below:

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Truhlsen Eye Institute
3902 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 559-2020

Truhlsen Eye Institute at Village Pointe
110 North 175th Street Suite 2700
Omaha, NE 68118
(402) 596-4600

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Glaucoma  
A prevalent disease in the United States and a leading cause of blindness in the world. It results in irreversible damage to the nerves of the eye responsible for transmitting the visual images to the brain. This damage occurs in association with abnormal pressures within the eye. More on glaucoma.
Cornea and External Disease  
A sub-specialty concerned with diseases and disorders of the cornea as well as the superficial layers lining the front of the eyeball and back surfaces of the eyelids. This includes both infectious and non-infectious diseases. More on cornea conditions.
Retina and Vitreous  
This primarily involves the management of diseases, which affect the important visual structures located in the back area of the eye. These common, serious abnormalities include diabetic eye disease and the various forms of macular degeneration. It also includes the management of eye complications seen in children with low birth weight (prematurely). More on retinal diseases.
Oculoplastics  
A surgical sub-specialty for the management of functional and cosmetic problems of the eyelids and orbit (eye socket). This includes excision and other treatments for cancers and other tumors affecting these areas. More on eye care.
Uveitis  
This is a sub-specialty dealing with a variety of serious inflammatory disorders that occur inside the eye. In some cases these same inflammations may be part of a general illness and involve other organs of the body. More on eye care.
Neuro-Ophthalmology  
This is a sub-specialty concerned with diseases of the optic nerve and the visual pathways in the brain as well as the nerves that control movement of the eye and eyelids. More on eye care.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology  
This concerns the diagnosis and treatment of common eye problems such as prescribing and fitting glasses and contact lenses. It also includes specific procedures such as cataract surgery and various refractive surgery techniques. More on eye care.
Low Vision  
This is a self contained site clinic, which is dedicated to the rehabilitation of the visually impaired. Specially-trained providers evaluate and train patients to use special devices which maximize their visual potential.