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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.
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
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.
Groundbreaking research from Yao Liu, MD and colleagues reported that low pigment density in a part of the light-sensing retina called the macula may serve as an early warning sign of glaucoma – suggesting a strategy for the testing and treatment of the disease.Read More
Professor Emeritus Richard Dortzbach, MD received a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his commitment to educating residents and fellows and for his dedication to alumni and the University of Wisconsin Ophthalmology Alumni Association.Read More
Faculty and residents gave students from UW-Madison’s AHANA-MAPS Pre-Health Society – an organization for black, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students interested in the health professions - a peek into the world of ophthalmology.Read More
The Vision Research Core has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Eye Institute to provide expertise, facilities, and equipment to foster and expand vision research across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.Read More
Our People Enriching People mentoring program fosters and promotes the career aspirations of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and UW Health Ophthalmology community.Read More
As a pediatric ophthalmologist with longstanding involvement in global education, Yasmin S. Bradfield has gone to great lengths to combat childhood vision loss. In fact, she recently traveled more than 5,000 miles from her Madison, Wisconsin clinic to Asunción, Paraguay.Read More