Timothy McCulley, MD

Timothy McCulley, MD

Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastics

(713) 486-9400(713) 486-9400

Timothy McCulley, MD, is professor and chair of the Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston and holds the Richard S. Ruiz, M.D. Distinguished University Chair. Dr. McCulley specializes in oculoplastic surgery, procedures to treat the area around the eyes. He evaluates and treats problems of the eyelids, orbits (the bony cavities containing the eyes) and tear ducts. Additionally, he performs cosmetic eyelid and upper facial rejuvenation. Dr. McCulley also cares for patients with neurologic problems that affect the eye. He cares for adults and children.

Prior to joining UTHealth Houston and the Cizik Eye Clinic, Dr. McCulley was on faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he held the Earl D. Kidwell, Jr., M.D. Professorship in Ophthalmology and served as vice chair for clinical strategic planning at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He also served as the director of the Division of Oculoplastic Surgery, director of the Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology, and director of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive fellowship program.

After receiving his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. McCulley completed a combined medical and surgical internship at the University of Hawaii and ophthalmology residency at Stanford University. He is dual fellowship trained in both oculoplastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. He completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and an ASOPRS accredited oculoplastic fellowship at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.

Dr. McCulley is widely considered one of the preeminent international authorities on ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. He has lectured internationally in more than 20 countries and speaks frequently in North America. In addition to serving as the primary preceptor for an ASOPRS accredited oculoplastic fellowship, Dr. McCulley’s educational work includes supervising medical students, residents, and fellows in outpatient, consult, surgical, and research environments. He has over 300 publications, including over 100 peer-reviewed research articles and over 25 book chapters. Dr. McCulley has also served as chief or section editor for four books. He has been a part of a number of funded basic science projects and clinical trials. He is a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s prestigious Senior Achievement Award.

Dr. Tim McCulley talked to Fox26 News about a new alert from the CDC, and discussed what to do if you are taking EzriCare eye drops, which have been linked to a multi-state cluster of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Watch the interview:

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Collaboration with Referring Physicians

Physicians at the Robert Cizik Eye Clinic engage referring physicians in the care of their patients, keeping them informed about patient progress throughout the evaluation and treatment process. After a patient’s treatment, referring physicians receive a summary and a plan for follow-up. Our physicians encourage continued communication about each patient.

The Robert Cizik Eye Clinic
6400 Fannin Street, 18th Floor
Houston, TX 77030