Department of Ophthalmology in Vinnitsa National Medical University was founded in 1934.
Beginning of the department is connected with the name of professor A.G. Vasyutinskii, who came to Kyiv to read lectures to students.
From 1937 to 1941 the department was headed by Associate I.D. Danilevskiy. The clinic was located in the Pirogov Regional Hospital and had 36 beds.
After liberation from Nazi occupation department organized associate L.H. Henes. At that time there were only 16 beds.
Professor Litinskiy with the staff.
In 1946 department was headed by Professor G.A. Litinskiy - known scientist and clinician.
Professor V.O. Paniova with the staff
From 1953 to 1969 the Department of Ophthalmology was headed by Professor V.O. Paniova. In 1958 she defended her doctoral thesis on "Estimation methods of processing penetrating wounds of the cornea and corneal-scleral wounds in the clinical and morphological coverage." In 1963 she founded Regional Scientific Society of Ophthalmologists. The clinic at this time was expanded to 60 beds.
Professor L.L. Ustimenko
From 1970 to 1987 Prof. L. Ustimenkoheaded the department.
In 1976, at the Clinic of Ophthalmology he organized regional trauma center.
Since 1980, the clinic operations conducted on microsurgical level.
Professor Y.R.Saldan is the head of the department since September 1988.
The staff, 2007.