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What is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the eye and visual system. Ophthalmologists are the only practitioners medically trained to diagnose and treat all eye and visual problems, including vision services, and provide treatment and prevention of medical disorders of the eye, including surgery.

Virtual clinic visits are now available for existing patients from the comfort of your home.

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About Michael Murphy, MD, FACS

As Aspen Valley Hospital’s full-time ophthalmologist and surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Michael Murphy is an expert in care of the eye. Dr. Murphy offers high-level expertise combined with friendly, personalized care. He gets to know you and your eyes.

Through meticulous consultations and eye exams, Dr. Murphy and his team ensure the best treatment for each patient. All options are thoroughly reviewed and discussed.

When you’re ready to take steps to improve your vision – and your quality of life – Dr. Murphy and his team are here to help.

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship: University of Iowa, Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Lacrimal and Orbital Surgery
Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology


Cataract Surgery
Dry Eye
Torn Retina
Floaters and Flashes
Stye (hordeolum)

Eyelid Surgery
Posterior Capsulotomy
Diabetic Retinopathy
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Contact Us

To start your journey to clearer vision, call 970/544-1460.

0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

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