UW Madison, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Welcome to our website for the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. I am grateful and proud to be the new chair for the department, and my first year has been nothing but inspiring and exhilarating. The important work of our department encompasses strategic, purposeful efforts clinically to provide personalized, culturally sensitive, evidence-based care to patients. We engage in sophisticated, translational and relevant research towards the betterment of human health and to cure disease. We teach our learners to become competent and ethical leaders, and advocates of vision science and medicine. The department faculty, learners, and staff embrace and practice inclusiveness, and local to global citizenship. In essence, our core mission is to improve lives and impact society.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Ophthalmology is a leading institution nationally and internationally for the diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders, education, and vision research. The clinical services at UW Health Ophthalmology are compelling not only to local surrounding communities, but also to a state-wide and upper Midwest physician referral base, and to informed consumers who seek high quality, state-of-the-art care in a research-intensive institution. All subspecialties are represented in the Department with competitive fellowship opportunities: Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Cataract, Vitreoretinal Disorders, Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Oculoplastics, Orbit and Reconstructive Surgery, Neuro-ophthalmology, Uveitis, and Comprehensive Ophthalmology. Our educational programs are outstanding, evidenced by the high caliber of residents selected, and the high quality fellowship and employment opportunities and choices made thereafter. We are among the top ten academic eye centers in the country in National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute grant funding, and have held this prominent ranking for over a decade. Our research portfolio is strong, with solid growth over the past 10 years, and the continued National Institutes of Health funding of the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology Vision Research core grant. Our partnership with the esteemed University of Wisconsin McPherson Eye Research Institute enables innovative, translational intersections and interfaces of vision researchers throughout multiple University of Wisconsin departments as well as from other institutions.

We are excited to share with you all of the successes happening in the Department. As you take a leisurely look through the website, please consider partnering with us.

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Terri L. Young, MD, MBA
Peter A. Duehr Professor of Ophthalmology
Department Chair

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