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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Dr. Terri Young examines patient with resident.


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

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Sarah Ferguson works under the hood in Curtis Brandt


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

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Yao Liu, MD, examines a rural WI patient


Experience the multi-faceted service approach to patient care with our doctors at UW Health.

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A Message From the Chair

learn about our fearless vision to save vision.

Dr. Terri Young
It 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.


Corpus Callosum Online Journal of the Arts Debuts With Three DOVS Entries

Aug 18 2020

The inaugural issue of Corpus Callosum, an online arts journal produced by Ebling Library in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, debuted on July 30, 2020. The journal features the multimedia, visual and…

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Alexander Miranda, MD, Appointed As Inaugural DOVS UW Health Physician Informaticist

Aug 14 2020

Alexander Miranda, MD, assistant professor and pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus specialist, will serve as the department’s inaugural UW Health Physician Informaticist representative. He starts this position in September 2020. In this role, Dr. Miranda…

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Dr. Kathleen Schildroth Joins the DOVS Retina Service

Aug 10 2020

Today we welcome Kathleen Schildroth, MD, to our faculty and retina service. Dr. Schildroth recently graduated from the vitreoretinal surgery fellowship program right here at UW DOVS. Her medical and surgical interests include vitreoretinal surgery,…

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Meet the PGY-1 Residents: Class of 2024

Jul 16 2020

On July 1, 2020, we welcomed three new PGY-1 internal medicine/ophthalmology residents to the UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Meet the class of 2024! Jacob Abou-Hanna, MD Education: • MD from University of…

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Sanbrita Mondal, OD, Discusses the Low Vision Exam with WCBVI

Jul 08 2020

Sanbrita Mondal, OD, is a clinical optometrist and director of the low vision clinic at UW Health. Under Dr. Mondal’s leadership, the low vision clinic has relocated into recently renovated and more expansive space on…

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Suzanne van Landingham, MD, Inducted Into ASOPRS Society

Jul 06 2020

Suzanne van Landingham, MD, assistant professor and ophthalmic facial plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist, was inducted into the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Society during the ASOPRS 2020 Virtual Spring Scientific…

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Upcoming Events

Fri 25

VIRTUAL Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

September 25 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Celebrating 50 years of Ophthalmology at UW-Madison
Jul 09

DOVS 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

July 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - July 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Union South
1308 W Dayton St
Barbara Blodi, MD speaks at conference.
Oct 14

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Symposium

October 14, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way