Our focus, here at the University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, is you. Our commitment to stop the progression of blinding diseases drives each and every one of us. Our vision is to save your vision through strong educational programs, leading research discoveries and compassionate patient care.
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A Message From the Chair
learn about our fearless vision to save vision.
It starts with our deep-seated desire to fight blindness wherever it exists. It builds daily with the power of a team that recites the mantra, “Why not?” It ends with our unwavering commitment to you and yours.
As an exemplary leader in vision care, research, and scholarship – the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is the place for transformative impact. We encourage you to explore our new website and learn about our initiatives – new and sustained – that fuel our mission to save sight locally and globally.
Patient Sight Series: A Tale of Tenacity
Mar 31 2021
On Labor Day, September 7, 2020, Kevin Blaser was fishing on the Rock River in Janesville, Wisconsin. His brother and a friend had met him at the river that morning. It was overcast, so Blaser’s…Read More
Low Vision Clinic to Offer Expanded Services
Mar 22 2021
Despite the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UW Health Low Vision Clinic – led by Sanbrita Mondal, OD, clinical adjunct assistant professor – has announced that it will offer expanded services and…Read More
Why I Give to DOVS: Ellen Geishirt
Mar 16 2021
Ellen Geishirt became a patient of UW Health eye specialists after a serious eye infection complicated her recovery from a third corneal transplant in 2015. In late 2020, after an initial donation to the department,…Read More
DOVS Researcher Honored with Emeritus Status
Mar 15 2021
Stacy Meuer, long-time DOVS researcher, has been honored with distinguished researcher emeritus status by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Barbara Klein, MD, MPH, professor, and Robert Golden, MD, dean of the UW School of Medicine and…Read More
Cycle for Sight: Exercise for Vision Research
Mar 03 2021
The annual McPherson Eye Research Institute Cycle for Sight fundraiser returns April 23-May 2, 2021, as Cycle for Sight Plus: a ten-day event that allows teams and individuals to exercise as they choose – cycling,…Read More
Dr. Catherine Macaraig Delivers Annual De Venecia Lecture
Feb 25 2021
Catherine Macaraig, MD (Fellowship 1994), assistant professor and pediatric ophthalmologist and adult strabismus specialist from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines, delivered the Guillermo and Marta de Venecia Lecture, entitled “Challenges in the…Read More