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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    “We believe the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”

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    in National Institutes of Health research funding in 2016

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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

Most Americans Unaware of One of the Leading Causes of Blindness Among Seniors

Feb 13 2019 //   Age-Related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors, affecting approximately 2.1 million people nationwide[1]. By 2050, it is expected that the number will more than double to 5.4 million[2]. People… Read More

Most Americans Unaware of One of the Leading Causes of Blindness Among Seniors

Assistant Professor Seeks to Offer Remote Eye Screenings Throughout Wisconsin

Feb 13 2019 // The technology for an eye specialist to review a picture of a patient’s eye taken miles away to screen for eye disease has been around for decades. Yet, less than half of Wisconsin adults with… Read More

Assistant Professor Seeks to Offer Remote Eye Screenings Throughout Wisconsin

New Physician Assistant is Scaling New Heights

Feb 08 2019 // Scaling mountains sounds daunting to most, but for Karla Wethal, PA-C, it is what propels her to go higher and achieve more in life. Karla recently joined the UW Health and University of Wisconsin –… Read More

New Physician Assistant is Scaling New Heights

Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS, Attends Ophthalmology Advocacy Leader Group Summit

Feb 03 2019 // The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Advocacy Leader Group Summit took place on February 1, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Leaders from general ophthalmology and all subspecialties convened to work on strategic planning and advocacy with… Read More

Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS, Attends Ophthalmology Advocacy Leader Group Summit

Amy Walker, OD, and Her Most Famous Patient

Feb 01 2019 // When I was a young Air Force optometrist, I attended a seven-week leadership course at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama where I first learned of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen. The large auditorium… Read More

Amy Walker, OD, and Her Most Famous Patient

Early Detection Critical to Treating Glaucoma

Jan 02 2019 //   Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. It affects more than 3 million people in the United States—nearly half of whom are unaware they have the disease. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in… Read More

Early Detection Critical to Treating Glaucoma
Doctor and Patient Shake Hands at UW DOVS Clinic

Upcoming Events

Fri 22

Technician Grand Rounds

February 22 @ 6:45 am - 7:45 am
Fri 22

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

February 22 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Mar 01

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

March 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Mar 04

Optics Course – Resident event

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
2828 Marshall Court, Ste. 200, Madison, WI 53705
2828 Marshall Court, Ste. 200
Mar 08

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

March 8 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am