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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.
Our dynamic academic programs enrich and enable the specialists of tomorrow, today.Learn More
Known as a ground-breaking institution, our labs continue the strong tradition of discovery.Learn More
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.
Ophthalmology faculty and residents shared an evening of learning and fun with medical students at the annual Micro-Olympics at the Health Sciences Learning Center on the evening of September 19, 2023.Read More
Castillo, a clinical adjunct professor with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has been named the department’s 2023 Distinguished Educator.Read More
The department is now a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) Registry Analytics Consortium. This will allow the access to big data that has the potential to shape future scientific research.Read More
Mares, a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, retired from UW-Madison on July 14th after a lengthy career exploring the connections between food, a healthy lifestyle, genetics, and nutrition in preserving eye health.Read More
We are pleased to announce that Wanda Martinez, MD, PhD is the recipient of the 2023 Ophthalmology Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award.Read More
A 28-year veteran of the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has announced his retirement, effective September 30, 2023.Read More