UNM Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery
Ophthalmology Division

UNM School of Medicine
MSC 10 5610
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-6120
Joanne Baca de Holguin
Supervisor, Admin Support


UNM Hospital Eye Clinic

2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
UNM Eye Clinic
1600 University Blvd, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Sherry Reeder, DNP, MSA, RN-BC
Director of Ophthalmology Clinics



The UNM Ophthalmology Division is engaged in basic science as well as clinical research in ophthalmology and visual sciences. Our investigators aim at the pathophysiology of angiogenesis, blood-retinal barrier, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, as well as in photoreceptor biology. Our goal is to translate novel ideas from the laboratory to the clinics thus contributing to development of novel therapeutic strategies and biomarkers for ocular diseases.

We are actively involved in the mission of teaching medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows, and encourage the new generation to participate in vision research. We are participating in several clinical trials in ophthalmology as well as multidisciplinary landmark trials in diabetic retinopathy in collaboration with the Endocrinology and Nephrology Divisions.


OCT images of a patient with diabetic macular edema.