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

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

Patient Sight Series: I Can See Clearly (in Alaska) Now

Nov 06 2019 // Mary Regel has been busy since she retired as the director of international development from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce in 2011. Regel has assisted with special events to raise money for the Tommy G.… Read More

Patient Sight Series: I Can See Clearly (in Alaska) Now

Eye Clinic Staff Honored During Allied Ophthalmic Personnel Week

Nov 04 2019 // This week, November 4-9, 2019, we honor our UW Health Eye Clinic staff during Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) Week. UW Health ophthalmic technicians are highly trained and dedicated staff members who play an important role… Read More

Eye Clinic Staff Honored During Allied Ophthalmic Personnel Week

WCBVI Spearheads Safety Efforts on White Cane Safety Day

Oct 24 2019 // The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired, a long-standing partner of the department, coordinated a successful campaign this month in conjunction with White Cane Safety Day, a national observance that is recognized annually… Read More

WCBVI Spearheads Safety Efforts on White Cane Safety Day

2019 Right to Sight Clinic Serves 50 Patients

Oct 23 2019 // The 2019 Annual Right to Sight World Sight Day Clinic was held Saturday, October 5, at the UW Health University Station Eye Clinic. Suresh Chandra, MD, professor emeritus and founder of Combat Blindness International (CBI),… Read More

2019 Right to Sight Clinic Serves 50 Patients

Upcoming Events

Fri 22

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Dec 06

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

December 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Dec 13

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

December 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Dec 20