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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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

Vision Driven. The Chad Mayfield Story.

Dec 07 2018 //   If you’d had the good fortune to know Chad Mayfield as a kid, you’d have thought it quite reasonable, even probable, that he would grow up to play third base in the big leagues… Read More

Vision Driven. The Chad Mayfield Story.

Follow These Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

Dec 01 2018 // With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public of certain safety guidelines when choosing the perfect gifts… Read More

Follow These Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

Battling blindness with stem-cell research

Nov 29 2018 // Two decades after University of Wisconsin-Madison’s biologist James Thomson’s unprecedented achievement in lab-grown human embryonic cells, pediatric ophthalmologist David Gamm is fighting blindness through generating ‘spare parts’ of human eyes, on the foundation of Thomson’s… Read More

Battling blindness with stem-cell research

Unique Connections Lead Liberian School Principal to UW Health Eye Clinics

Oct 22 2018 // In September, T. Michael Nork, MD, MS, FARVO, professor and retina specialist, treated Jessie Kekula, a school principal from Liberia. The story behind Kekula’s journey to UW Health Eye Clinics is quite remarkable. Judy Reed,… Read More

Unique Connections Lead Liberian School Principal to UW Health Eye Clinics

Annual Right to Sight World Sight Day Clinic Held at University Station Eye Clinic

Oct 18 2018 // The 2018 Annual Right to Sight World Sight Day Clinic was held Saturday, October 6, 2018, at UW Health University Station Eye Clinic. Nearly 60 people were provided with eye care services. Since 2007, Combat Blindness International has partnered… Read More

Annual Right to Sight World Sight Day Clinic Held at University Station Eye Clinic
Dr. Terri Young examines patient with resident.

Low Vision Lunch and Learn Series Continues to Educate Staff

Oct 17 2018 // Nearly 140 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) and UW Health providers, technicians, residents, students, schedulers, administrative, and other clinic and support staff attended the second installment of the Low Vision Lunch and Learn… Read More

Low Vision Lunch and Learn Series Continues to Educate Staff

Upcoming Events

Fri 14

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Fri 21
Fri 28
Jan 04

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

January 4, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Jan 11

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

January 11, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am