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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    “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.”

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    in National Institutes of Health research funding in 2016

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Physician and her Patient

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

People Practicing Ophthalmic Surgery

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

Woman Practicing Ophthalmic Surgery

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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

Unique Connections Lead Liberian School Principal to UW Health Eye Clinics

Oct 22 2018 // In September, T. Michael Nork, MD, MS, FARVO, professor and retina specialist, treated Jessie Kekula, a school principal from Liberia. The story behind Kekula’s journey to UW Health Eye Clinics is quite remarkable. Judy Reed,… Read More

Unique Connections Lead Liberian School Principal to UW Health Eye Clinics

Annual Right to Sight World Sight Day Clinic Held at University Station Eye Clinic

Oct 18 2018 // The 2018 Annual Right to Sight World Sight Day Clinic was held Saturday, October 6, 2018, at UW Health University Station Eye Clinic. Nearly 60 people were provided with eye care services. Since 2007, Combat Blindness International has partnered… Read More

Annual Right to Sight World Sight Day Clinic Held at University Station Eye Clinic
Dr. Terri Young examines patient with resident.

Low Vision Lunch and Learn Series Continues to Educate Staff

Oct 17 2018 // Nearly 140 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) and UW Health providers, technicians, residents, students, schedulers, administrative, and other clinic and support staff attended the second installment of the Low Vision Lunch and Learn… Read More

Low Vision Lunch and Learn Series Continues to Educate Staff

Orangetober: Donate Tissue, Save Sight

Oct 05 2018 // Orangetober is upon us. This month-long campaign was created by the Organ and Tissue Donor division of UW Health to encourage residents to register as organ, tissue and eye donors on the Wisconsin Donor Registry.… Read More

Orangetober: Donate Tissue, Save Sight

Meet our First Year Residents: 2018-2019

Oct 01 2018 // ELAINE DOWNIE, MD Education: BA in Chemistry from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota MD from University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota PGY-1 internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota Why Ophthalmology? My… Read More

Meet our First Year Residents: 2018-2019

DOVS Teleophthalmology Program Launches at Two UW Health Clinics

Sep 10 2018 // The Teleophthalmology for Diabetic Eye Screening program, led by assistant professor and glaucoma specialist Yao Liu, MD, is now live at UW Health East and Yahara Clinics. The program launched August 28, 2018. UW Health… Read More

DOVS Teleophthalmology Program Launches at Two UW Health Clinics

Upcoming Events

Fri 23
Fri 30

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Dec 07

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Dec 14

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Dec 21