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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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.
Dr. Young and Colleague Highlight Shortage of Certified Ophthalmic Personnel
Sep 29 2021
*This article originally appeared in the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology News & Views Fall 2021 Newsletter IJCAHPO -by Terri Young, MD, MBA, and Lynne Anderson, PhD As the needs of ophthalmic patients increase,…Read More
Patient Sight Series: Tinted Contact Lenses Offer Hope for Those with Achromatopsia
Sep 17 2021
Two brothers, Brendan and Philip Anderson, are experiencing relief after adopting tinted contact lenses prescribed by Sanbrita Mondal, OD, clinical adjunct assistant professor and director of the UW Health Low Vision Services. Brendan, 26, and…Read More
Funds Distribution Committee Supports New Projects
Sep 10 2021
The Funds Distribution Committee has announced a new round of projects selected to receive funding: Clinical Eye Research Unit’s purchase of an Optos Widefield Camera, $50,000 Ismail Zaitoun, PhD, and Nader Sheibani, PhD, for their…Read More
Inaugural Randie Schlamp Memorial Fund Awarded to Colleen McDowell, PhD
Sep 01 2021
The inaugural Randie Schlamp Memorial Fund for Pilot Studies in Vision Science Award has been award to Colleen McDowell, PhD, for her project entitled The Role of Endocytosis in DAMP-activated TLR4 signaling. The award supports…Read More
2021 Multiphasic Phacoemulsification Course
Aug 28 2021
In a return to regularly scheduled education programming that was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) hosted the 2021 Multiphasic Phacoemulsification Course on August 20-21 at the Health…Read More
Teaming Up for Gene Therapy
Aug 22 2021
*This article originally appeared in the McPherson Eye Research Institute Summer 2021 InSights Newsletter Millions of Americans currently battle inherited visual disorders, armed with very few therapeutic options. Recent advances in genome editing, which many believe…Read More