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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.
EDUCATION RESEARCH PATIENT CARE
“We believe the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”
in National Institutes of Health research funding in 2019
Our dynamic academic programs enrich and enable the specialists of tomorrow, today.Learn More
Known as a ground-breaking institution, our labs continue the strong tradition of discovery.Learn More
Experience the multi-faceted service approach to patient care with our doctors at UW Health.Learn More
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.
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is saddened by the loss of longtime faculty member, colleague and beloved friend Guillermo de Venecia, MD. De Venecia died May 11, 2023, at the age of 91.Read More
On June 16, the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences will celebrate the graduation of three resident physicians and four clinical fellows.Read More
As a pediatric ophthalmologist and inherited retinal disease specialist, Melanie Schmitt, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, identified a need for comprehensive eye care among Wisconsin’s Amish and Old Order Mennonite people, collectively called the Plain communities. This led to the creation of an eye clinic targeted to their needs.Read More
As part of a commitment to providing an inclusive and respectful learning and working environment for our learners, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is offering a Diversity Scholarship to two students who are interested in pursuing a visiting elective in ophthalmology and who also identify as an underrepresented in medicine student.Read More
The UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is pleased to have many colleagues presenting and participating at this year’s Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.Read More
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences faculty, staff, alumni, and benefactors gathered in the garden level of the UW Health University Station Clinic April 7 for the official unveiling of a new state-of-the-art Surgical Skills Training Facility.Read More