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

Hoon Lab Secures UW2020 Funding

May 16 2019 // The Hoon Research Laboratory, led by Mrinalini Hoon, PhD, assistant professor, has been awarded $500,000 by the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative Cohort for the project, “Imaging the Third Dimension at the Nanometer Resolution.” The award… Read More

Hoon Lab Secures UW2020 Funding

Getting in on the Action: Live Description at the Theater

May 13 2019 // Visually impaired theater-goers have a new way to experience the art form. A recent article by the Wisconsin State Journal highlights the addition of live audio description at select performances at the Overture Center in Madison. Kelly Warren… Read More

Getting in on the Action: Live Description at the Theater

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

May 10 2019 //   By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight.… Read More

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

Undergraduate Researchers Showcase Work

May 08 2019 // Nine undergraduate students working in DOVS-associated laboratories this past semester for Introductory Biology 152 presented posters of their work at the Undergraduate Mentored Research Poster Session on April 30, 2019. Students, titles and their mentors… Read More

Undergraduate Researchers Showcase Work

2019 Doctor Day at the Wisconsin State Capitol

May 06 2019 // Over 300 physicians and learners participated in the 2019 Doctor Day at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on May 1. The annual advocacy event is organized by the Wisconsin Medical Society and partners and… Read More

2019 Doctor Day at the Wisconsin State Capitol

UW Health Eye Clinic – Rockford Sends Goodie Boxes to Soldiers

May 03 2019 // Rockford radio station 95.3 The Bull recently organized a Shoeboxes for Soldiers drive, a program that packs up goodies, including toiletries, snacks and thank you letters, and ships them to our troops. The Bull put… Read More

UW Health Eye Clinic – Rockford Sends Goodie Boxes to Soldiers

Upcoming Events

Fri 31

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

May 31 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Fri 31

LOW VISION: Lunch and Learn

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jun 07

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

June 7 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Jun 14

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

June 14 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am