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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 compassionate patient care.

EDUCATION    RESEARCH    PATIENT CARE   2019 Annual Report

 

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Dr. Terri Young examines patient with resident.

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

Sarah Ferguson works under the hood in Curtis Brandt's infectious disease-studying lab.

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

Yao Liu, MD, examines a rural WI patient's eye photo remotely using tele-ophthalmology services.

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A Message From the Chair

learn about our fearless vision to save vision.

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 new website and learn about our initiatives – new and sustained – that fuel our mission to save sight locally and globally.

News

Postdoctoral Trainee Receives Knight Templar Eye Foundation Career Starter Award

Apr 09 2020 // Philip Mzyk, PhD, a postdoctoral trainee in the Colleen McDowell Laboratory, has been awarded the Knight Templar Eye Foundation Career Starter Grant. The $70,000 award will support Dr. Mzyk’s research in the role of fibronectin extra… Read More

Postdoctoral Trainee Receives Knight Templar Eye Foundation Career Starter Award

Second Year Medical Students Offer COVID-19 Thanks

Apr 08 2020 // The DOVS Education Team received a heartwarming note from UW School of Medicine and Public Health second year medical students. All Phase 2 students are involved in the newly developed distance learning curriculum. Daniel Knoch, MD,… Read More

Second Year Medical Students Offer COVID-19 Thanks

Yao Liu, MD, MS, Co-authors ATA Telehealth Guidelines

Apr 06 2020 // The American Telehealth Assocation (ATA), the premier organization working to accelerate the adoption of telehealth, published the 3rd Edition of its practice guidelines for ocular telehealth-diabetic retinopathy in Telemedicine and eHealth Journal (Vol. 26, No.… Read More

Yao Liu, MD, MS, Co-authors ATA Telehealth Guidelines

Ophthalmologists Urge Eye Protection for Recreational and Professional Sports

Apr 03 2020 // New research shows that about 30,000 people in the U.S. go to emergency departments each year with sports-related eye injuries, a substantially higher estimate than previously reported. This April during Sports Eye Safety Month, the… Read More

Ophthalmologists Urge Eye Protection for Recreational and Professional Sports

Doctors’ Day 2020: Showing Gratitude in the Time of COVID-19

Mar 30 2020 // Since COVID-19 began to creep into the fabric of our daily lives, there have been countless stories about the determination and selflessness of healthcare workers across the country and world. Our ophthalmology residents and fellows… Read More

Doctors’ Day 2020: Showing Gratitude in the Time of COVID-19

Clinical Trials Patient Races to Raise Awareness

Mar 27 2020 // On January 7, 2020, Jason Folie, a Minnesota native, hopped on a Trek bike in San Diego, California, and headed east. 3,200 miles away lay his final destination: St. Augustine, Florida. This wasn’t a typical… Read More

Clinical Trials Patient Races to Raise Awareness

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