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.
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A Message From the Chair
learn about our fearless vision to save vision.
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.
David Gamm, MD, PhD, Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite
Feb 16 2021
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of David Gamm, MD, PhD, professor, Retina Research Foundation Emmett A. Humble Distinguished Director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute, and Sandra…Read More
DOVS Researchers Develop New Therapies for Retinal Disorders
Feb 15 2021
Using a nucleic acid-based therapy to target genetic mutations, eye researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and University of Iowa will develop and test a new therapy for restoring vision in children and adults with…Read More
Funds Distribution Committee Approves Four New Projects
Feb 15 2021
The Funds Distribution Committee (FDC) has announced that four new projects have been granted funding. These include: Melanie Schmitt, MD: $1,498 to publish “Impact of Amblyopia,” an abstract Donna Neumann, PhD, and Colleen McDowell, PhD: $18,450…Read More
Lighthouse Guild Offers Tele-health Support Groups
Feb 12 2021
Lighthouse Guild, a major provider of mental health and healthcare service to people with low vision and blindness, now offers tele-health support groups. During the first week of the COVID-19 pandemic, when it became clear…Read More
AEVR Announces Virtual World Glaucoma Week Congressional Briefing
Feb 09 2021
The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research’s (AEVR) new Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative announced a World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional Briefing entitled Glaucoma: Clinical Practice and Research to Optimize Patient Outcomes to be…Read More
Eugene Cropp, OD, Retires From UW Health Triage Team
Jan 06 2021
Former UW Health optometrist Dr. Eugene Cropp is retiring from the ophthalmic triage team at UW Health University Station Eye Clinic on January 8, 2021. Dr. Cropp retired from the optometry service in January 2019.…Read More