Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Strong education, leading research and compassionate patient care.

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 passionate patient care.

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Physician and her Patient

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Our dynamic academic programs enrich and enable the specialists of tomorrow, today.

People Practicing Ophthalmic Surgery

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Known as a ground-breaking institution, our labs continue the strong tradition of discovery.

Woman Practicing Ophthalmic Surgery

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Experience the multi-faceted service approach to patient care with our doctors at UW Health.

A Message From the Chair

this year is about transformation, join us.

Dr. Terri Young Chair of Ophthalmology at UW-MadisonIt 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 revamped website and learn about our initiatives – new and sustained – that fuel our mission to save sight locally and globally.

News

McLellan Lab Expands Knowledge of Human Glaucoma by Studying Animal Model

Jun 06 2018 //   Meet Gillian McLellan, BVMS, PhD, a glaucoma specialist performing important research on glaucoma with the UW School of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Dr. McLellan’s lab is focused on solving ocular… Read More

McLellan Lab Expands Knowledge of Human Glaucoma by Studying Animal Model
Dr. McLellan

DOVS Research Specialist Reaches Wheel Gymnastics World Championships

May 21 2018 // Kristina Whisenhunt, lab manager and research specialist in the Young Lab in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, recently competed in the 13th Biennial Wheel World Championships in Magglingen, Switzerland on May 6-13. Kristina placed… Read More

DOVS Research Specialist Reaches Wheel Gymnastics World Championships

Can You See It? Patient Sight Story Series

May 21 2018 // As Russ recalls it… I’d made the appointment capriciously, feeling that I could get this over with by seeing some of the top eye doctors in the country right here, as part of the University… Read More

Can You See It? Patient Sight Story Series
Russ Rothman Fishing

Pediatric Cataract In-service Keeps Complex Surgical Skills Fresh

May 05 2018 // Pediatric cataract surgery is one of the most complex surgeries that pediatric ophthalmologists perform. Yasmin Bradfield, MD, pediatric ophthalmologist and Dr. John Doolittle Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UW-Madison, along with her… Read More

Pediatric Cataract In-service Keeps Complex Surgical Skills Fresh

Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than Men

May 04 2018 // Studies show there is a gender gap in eye disease. Women are more likely than men to suffer from sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma.1 In support of Healthy Vision Month in… Read More

Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than Men

DOVS Residents Represent Wisconsin Ophthalmology in Washington, D.C.

May 01 2018 // More than 400 ophthalmologists gathered in Washington, D.C. on April 18-21, 2018, for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Congressional Advocacy Day and Mid-Year Forum to learn more about politics, policy and practice management and advocate for… Read More

DOVS Residents Represent Wisconsin Ophthalmology in Washington, D.C.

Upcoming Events

Fri 22
Fri 29

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

June 29 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am