The University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Ophthalmology is a leading institution nationally and internationally for the diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders, education and vision research. The clinical services at UW Health Ophthalmology are compelling not only to local surrounding communities, but also to a statewide and upper Midwest physician referral base, and to informed consumers who seek high quality, state-of-the-art care in a research-intensive institution.

All subspecialties are represented in the Department with competitive fellowship opportunities: Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Cataract, Vitreoretinal Disorders, Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Oculoplastics, Orbit and Reconstructive Surgery, Neuro-ophthalmology, Uveitis and Comprehensive Ophthalmology.

Our educational programs are outstanding, evidenced by the high caliber of residents selected, and the high quality fellowship and employment opportunities and choices made thereafter. We are among the top 10 academic eye centers in the country in National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute grant funding, and have held this prominent ranking for more than a decade. Our research portfolio is strong, with solid growth over the past 10 years, and the continued National Institutes of Health funding of the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology Vision Research core grant. Our partnership with the esteemed University of Wisconsin McPherson Eye Research Institute enables innovative, translational intersections and interfaces of vision researchers throughout multiple University of Wisconsin departments as well as from other institutions.

We are excited to share with you all of the successes happening in the Department. As you take a leisurely look through the website, please consider partnering with us.

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Terri L. Young, MD, MBA
Peter A. Duehr Professor of Ophthalmology
Department Chair