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.

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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

A Team of Miracle Workers: Patient Sight Story Series

Aug 16 2019 // If you asked Elaine Archiquette to summarize her recent experiences with the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS), she’d likely say it was a miracle. The doctors, staff and researchers of… Read More

A Team of Miracle Workers: Patient Sight Story Series

UW Hospitals and Clinics Among Nation’s Top 20

Aug 02 2019 // For the first time in the history of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics are listed on the Honor Roll – the 20 most highly ranked hospitals in… Read More

UW Hospitals and Clinics Among Nation’s Top 20

Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Children’s Vision?

Aug 01 2019 // As children spend more time tethered to screens, there is increasing concern about potential harm to their visual development. Ophthalmologists are seeing a marked increase in children with dry eye and eye strain from too… Read More

Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Children’s Vision?

DOVS Faculty Honored with AAO Secretariat Awards

Jul 23 2019 // Three DOVS faculty have been granted the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Secretariat Award: Cat Burkat, MD, FACS, professor and oculoplastics specialist, Justin Gottlieb, MD, professor and retina specialist, and Daniel Knoch, MD, associate professor… Read More

DOVS Faculty Honored with AAO Secretariat Awards

Former First Lady Reflects on Firsthand Experiences in Eye Care

Jul 18 2019 // Laurie McCallum has been a patient with the UW Health Eye Clinics since pictures of retinas were hand-drawn. That is to say, quite a while. One of her first visits to Suresh Chandra, MD, retina… Read More

Former First Lady Reflects on Firsthand Experiences in Eye Care

New Oculoplastics Faculty

Jul 16 2019 // Dr. Suzanne van Landingham completes her two-year oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship within the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UW-Madison, then begins her faculty appointment on September 23. Dr. van Landingham will see… Read More

New Oculoplastics Faculty

Upcoming Events

Fri 23

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

August 23 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Fri 30

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

August 30 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Sep 06

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

September 6 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am