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

2019 Mind and Motion

Dec 05 2019 // The ophthalmology portion of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Mind and Motion course was held on two recent Saturdays, November 16 and 23, at the UW Health University Station Eye Clinic. These 3… Read More

2019 Mind and Motion

Dec 05 2019 // Elaine Downie, MD, second-year ophthalmology resident, is the founder and current director of the UW-Madison chapter of ReSpectacle, an organization that processes donated glasses into an online database and then distributes them to those in… Read More

DOVS Mentee Presents at 2019 Medical Student Research Forum

Nov 26 2019 // The 2019 Medical Student Research Forum was held on November 25, 2019, at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Health Sciences Learning Center. Jackson Korger, a second-year medical student, presented a poster for his… Read More

DOVS Mentee Presents at 2019 Medical Student Research Forum

Med Students Practice Ophthalmology Skills at Micro-Olympics

Nov 15 2019 // The UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Ophthalmology Interest Group and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences held the annual Micro-Olympics event at the Health Sciences Learning Center on the evening of November… Read More

Med Students Practice Ophthalmology Skills at Micro-Olympics

PanOptix Trifocal Intraocular Lens Now Available at UW Health

Nov 12 2019 // UW Health Eye Clinics is pleased to announce that the AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) is now available for patients undergoing cataract surgery. The PanOptix Trifocal IOL is the first and only FDA-approved trifocal lens available… Read More

PanOptix Trifocal Intraocular Lens Now Available at UW Health

Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams

Nov 06 2019 // People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving, annual eye exams, according to a large study. The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reiterating the importance of… Read More

Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams

Upcoming Events

Fri 06

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

December 6 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Fri 13

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

December 13 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Fri 20
Fri 27
Jan 03

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

January 3, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am