At Columbia, we have one of the most advanced, integrated, and comprehensive eye care programs in the world. Since our founding in 1933, Columbia has been at the forefront of the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases causing vision loss and blindness. Many of the breakthroughs in understanding eye problems and their treatment have been developed at Columbia. Our proud tradition of innovative science and medical eye research with a focus on patient care continues to this day. Our board certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologists are recognized as national and world leaders, and most are annually named Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors and New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Columbia Ophthalmology is also affiliated with New York-Presbyterian, perennially a top-ranked hospital in the nation.