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   2018 Annual Report

 

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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

C. Thomas Dow, MD: Reflections on Residency and Beyond

Oct 01 2019 // It’s interesting to consider the career path that a young ophthalmology resident might take. Will they become a master of cataract surgery? Will they decide to further specialize in uveitis or retina? Will research inspire… Read More

C. Thomas Dow, MD: Reflections on Residency and Beyond

2019 Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin Gift of Sight Discovery Awards

Sep 30 2019 // Colleen McDowell, PhD, and Ismail Zaitoun, PhD, have been announced as the recipients of the 2019 Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW) Gift of Sight Discovery Awards. This internal competition is open to UW Department… Read More

2019 Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin Gift of Sight Discovery Awards

New Department Administrator Announced

Sep 30 2019 // Ms. Linda Callow will assume the Department Administrator role of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, effective October 1, 2019. Ms. Callow is a Certified Public Accountant with an Executive Master… Read More

New Department Administrator Announced

Make Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

Sep 18 2019 // According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical… Read More

Make Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

Summer Session: Making Research Accessible

Aug 21 2019 // The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is dedicated to strong education, leading research and compassionate patient care. The pillar of education is not limited to training residents and fellows in clinical and research areas,… Read More

Summer Session: Making Research Accessible

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

Upcoming Events

Thu 24

Saving Sight Session: [CANCELED]

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 25

Technician Grand Rounds

October 25 @ 6:45 am - 8:00 am
Fri 25

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

October 25 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Nov 01

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

November 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Nov 02

Strategic Planning Retreat (Internal Event)

November 2 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm