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.

EDUCATION    RESEARCH    PATIENT CARE

  • DISCOVER OUR LABS

     

     

    Learn More

  • Join a Community of Visionaries

    “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.”

    View More
  • Top 3

    in National Institutes of Health research funding in 2016

    View More
Physician and her Patient

Learn.

Our dynamic academic programs enrich and enable the specialists of tomorrow, today.

People Practicing Ophthalmic Surgery

Explore.

Known as a ground-breaking institution, our labs continue the strong tradition of discovery.

Woman Practicing Ophthalmic Surgery

See.

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

Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin Gift of Sight Discovery Award is Announced

Aug 16 2018 // Yao Liu, MD, and Stuart Tompson, PhD, received this year’s Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW) Gift of Sight Discovery Award through an internal competition open to UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS)… Read More

Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin Gift of Sight Discovery Award is Announced

Gregory Skuta, MD, Receives 2018 UW OAA Distinguished Alumni Award

Aug 09 2018 // Gregory L. Skuta, MD, (Residency 1985) will receive the University of Wisconsin Ophthalmology Alumni Association’s (OAA) 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award at the alumni reception on October 27, 2018, at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)… Read More

Gregory Skuta, MD, Receives 2018 UW OAA Distinguished Alumni Award

Back to School! Good Vision and Overall Eye Health are Vital to Learning

Aug 02 2018 // Back-to-school time is just around the corner, and the scramble to buy school clothes and new pencils, backpacks and notebooks will begin. Ophthalmologists remind busy parents not to neglect one of the most important learning… Read More

Back to School! Good Vision and Overall Eye Health are Vital to Learning

Music To Our Ears: Patient Sight Story Series

Jul 11 2018 // Just ask and you’ll learn that Steve Birchall thinks that the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has been “music to his ears.” Steve, a former music professor who has worn glasses… Read More

Music To Our Ears: Patient Sight Story Series

Paul Kaufman, MD, To Be Honored With The 2018 Endre A. Balazs Prize

Jul 06 2018 // Paul Kaufman, MD, professor and chair emeritus, will be presented with The Endre A. Balazs Prize by the International Society for Eye Research (ISER) at the upcoming Biennial Meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, September… Read More

Paul Kaufman, MD, To Be Honored With The 2018 Endre A. Balazs Prize
Dr. Paul Kaufman

Will Your Sunglasses Protect You From Serious Eye Disease?

Jul 05 2018 // With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the sun hotter, and the threat from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, greater. July is UV Safety Month and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences… Read More

Will Your Sunglasses Protect You From Serious Eye Disease?

Upcoming Events

Fri 24

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

August 24 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Fri 31

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

August 31 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Sep 07

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

September 7 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am