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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    “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.”

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    in National Institutes of Health research funding in 2016

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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

Protect Your Eyes While Playing Sports // April is Sports Eye Safety Month

Apr 12 2018 //   Basketball, Baseball and Air/Paintball Guns Top the List of Leading Causes of Eye Injuries More than 40 percent of eye injuries that occur every year are related to sports or recreational activities. A recent… Read More

Protect Your Eyes While Playing Sports // April is Sports Eye Safety Month

DOVS Faculty Appointed to Madison Magazine’s Top Doctors List

Apr 03 2018 // Two University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences faculty were named to Madison Magazine’s 2018 Top Doctors List. Cat Burkat, MD, FACS, was named in both the Ophthalmology and Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive… Read More

DOVS Faculty Appointed to Madison Magazine’s Top Doctors List

First Low Vision Lunch and Learn Series Educates Nearly 100

Apr 02 2018 // Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) and UW Health providers, technicians, residents, students, schedulers, administrative, and support staff gathered for the first installment of the Low Vision Lunch and Learn sessions, held in March at… Read More

First Low Vision Lunch and Learn Series Educates Nearly 100

2018 Doctor Appreciation Day

Mar 31 2018 // DON’T TAKE IT FROM US. SEE WHAT PATIENTS SHARED ON #DOCTORAPPRECIATIONDAY  – MARCH 30, 2018 Doctor Appreciation Day is an annual celebration on March 30. It is a national holiday that honors physicians for the work… Read More

2018 Doctor Appreciation Day
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Suzanne van Landingham, MD, Receives Prestigious Heed Fellowship

Mar 30 2018 // Suzanne van Landingham, MD, was awarded a prestigious 2018-2019 Heed Fellowship and will be inducted into the Heed Society in October 2018. Dr. Van Landingham completes her two-year oculoplastics fellowship with the University of Wisconsin… Read More

Suzanne van Landingham, MD, Receives Prestigious Heed Fellowship

5 Ways to Care For Your Eyes at Work

Mar 19 2018 // March is a busy month for eye health and wellness. Last week, March 11-17 was World Glaucoma Awareness Week, while the entire month of March has been declared as Eye Wellness in the Workplace month… Read More

5 Ways to Care For Your Eyes at Work

Upcoming Events

Fri 20

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

April 20 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Fri 27

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

April 27 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Sat 28

ARVO

April 28 - May 2
May 04