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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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

Medical Student Secures 2019 Shapiro Summer Research Award

Jul 22 2019 // Jackson Korger, a medical student working with Julie Mares, PhD, in the Mares lab, was awarded the 2019 Shapiro Summer Research for the proposal, “The Relationship of the Density of Retinal Carotenoids to Retinal Measures of… Read More

Medical Student Secures 2019 Shapiro Summer Research Award

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. van Landingham completes her two-year oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship with UW-Madison, then begins her faculty appointment on September 23. Dr. van Landingham will see patients at University Station, Rockford Eye and Transformations Clinics.… Read More

New Oculoplastics Faculty

Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health

Jul 12 2019 // Next time you step outside to enjoy the summer sun, don’t forget to bring a pair of sunglasses. Most people know that the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays are bad for the skin. But did you… Read More

Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health

10,000 Reasons to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

Jun 21 2019 // Every year, about 10,000 people are rushed to the emergency department for fireworks injuries. Ophthalmologists treat thousands of patients who suffer a range of fireworks-related injuries, from cuts and bruises to damaged corneas, retinas, and ruptured eyeballs.… Read More

10,000 Reasons to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

Research to Prevent Blindness Awards Department with Unrestricted Grant

Jun 13 2019 // The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health has been granted an Unrestricted Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) in the amount of $115,000 a year to support eye research conducted by… Read More

Research to Prevent Blindness Awards Department with Unrestricted Grant

Upcoming Events

Fri 26

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

July 26 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Aug 02

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

August 2 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Aug 09

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

August 9 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Aug 16

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

August 16 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am