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

The First FDA Approved Gene Therapy for Inherited Retinal Disease

Feb 13 2018 // Losing vision is devastating. For individuals with inherited retinal degenerations (IRD), vision loss is a daily reality affecting even the simplest of tasks. Furthermore, an accurate diagnosis as to what is creating vision change is… Read More

The First FDA Approved Gene Therapy for Inherited Retinal Disease

February: Low Vision Awareness Month

Feb 13 2018 // The National Eye Institute (NEI) recognizes the month of February to raise awareness about vision rehabilitation among people with low vision and their family, friends, and caregivers. According to the NEI, approximately 2.9 million Americans… Read More

February: Low Vision Awareness Month

Low Vision Lunch and Learn Sessions Announced

Feb 12 2018 // The budding partnership between the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) and Lighthouse Guild Vision Rehabilitation Network continues its strong start, with the announcement of a series of Low Vision Lunch and Learn Sessions.… Read More

Low Vision Lunch and Learn Sessions Announced

UW Faculty Present at 2018 AUPO Annual Meeting

Feb 12 2018 // Several Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) faculty and administrative team members recently traveled to Austin, Texas, for the 2018 Association of University Professors of Opthalmology (AUPO) Annual Meeting. The four-day event offers support,… Read More

UW Faculty Present at 2018 AUPO Annual Meeting

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Feb 06 2018 // The American Academy of Ophthalmology recognizes the month of February to promote awareness about Age-related Macular Degeneration, also called simply macular degeneration or AMD, the nation’s leading cause of vision loss. We at the UW… Read More

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin Breaks Ground on New Facility

Feb 01 2018 // Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW), stakeholders, and city officials gathered on January 25, 2018, for the official groundbreaking ceremony of the new Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin facility. LEBW’s Executive Director, Darice Langham, kicked… Read More

Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin Breaks Ground on New Facility

Upcoming Events

Fri 23

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

February 23 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Mar 02

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

March 2 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Mar 06

Low Vision Lunch and Learn Session

March 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mar 07

Low Vision Lunch and Learn Session

March 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mar 08

Low Vision Lunch and Learn Session

March 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm