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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.
“Dishonor not your eye By throwing it on any other object, Till you have heard me in my true complaint, And given me justice, justice, justice, justice!” – Isabella, Measure for Measure William Shakespeare Over…Read More
The UW Health Specialty Clinic – Mauston, located at the Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, Wisconsin, created an udderly amazing bovine display for the 6th Annual Cowtastic CowMOOnity Event, which benefits the local Veterans…Read More
Imagine that the nerves leading to the cornea (clear windshield) of your eye have been damaged. Perhaps the damage was due to a viral infection, contact lens use, diabetes or even head trauma. Without the…Read More
By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight. During…Read More
Yao Liu, MD, MS, assistant professor and director of the UW Teleophthalmology Program, will present “Telehealth Resources for Eye Care During COVID-19” via webinar at 7:30 p.m. on May 4. The event is hosted by…Read More
Philip Mzyk, PhD, a postdoctoral trainee in the Colleen McDowell Laboratory, has been awarded the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Career Starter Grant. The $70,000 award will support Dr. Mzyk’s research in the role of fibronectin extra…Read More