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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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

DOVS Recognized for Contributions to Medical Student Education

Mar 21 2019 // The School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) recently recognized DOVS and several faculty members within the department for an ongoing commitment and dedicated service to UW medical students. The following is a list of… Read More

DOVS Recognized for Contributions to Medical Student Education

Dr. Lucarelli Attends the 5th Annual ITEDS Symposium in Singapore

Mar 15 2019 // Mark J. Lucarelli, MD, FACS, recently attended the 5th International Thyroid Eye Disease Society Scientific Symposium. This meeting took place in Singapore from Feb 20-23, 2019. As Invited Faculty, Dr. Lucarelli presented on the topic of… Read More

Dr. Lucarelli Attends the 5th Annual ITEDS Symposium in Singapore

Drs. Altaweel, Blodi, and Gottlieb Present at 42nd Annual Macula Society Meeting

Mar 14 2019 //     Michael Altaweel, MD, professor and co-director of the Fundus Photograph Reading Center (FPRC), Barbara Blodi, MD, professor and medical director of the FPRC, and Justin Gottlieb, MD, professor and retina service chief, attended the 42nd… Read More

Drs. Altaweel, Blodi, and Gottlieb Present at 42nd Annual Macula Society Meeting

Reading Centers in The Era of Artificial Intelligence: 2018 Retina Times Article

Mar 13 2019 // Barbara Blodi, MD, professor and medical director of the Fundus Photograph Reading Center (FPRC), and Amitha Domalpally, MD, research director of the FPRC were recently panelists for the Retina Times article, “Exploring the Role of… Read More

Reading Centers in The Era of Artificial Intelligence: 2018 Retina Times Article

Reunion in Asia with Dr. Jaru-ampornpan

Mar 11 2019 // Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS, Richard K. Dortzbach Professor of Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery, attended the 2019 International Thyroid Eye Disease Society Symposium in Singapore from February 20-23, 2019. The event presented an opportunity to reunite… Read More

Reunion in Asia with Dr. Jaru-ampornpan

DOVS Teleophthalmology: A Vision for Better Eye Care in Rural Wisconsin

Mar 08 2019 //   In August of 2018, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) launched a Teleophthalmology program in an effort to make diabetic eye examinations highly accessible to rural Wisconsin communities. Residents from these areas often… Read More

DOVS Teleophthalmology: A Vision for Better Eye Care in Rural Wisconsin

Upcoming Events

Tue 26
Thu 28

UW Health Optical Semi-Annual Spring Eyewear Event

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
UW Health East Eye Clinic
5249 E. Terrace Drive - Lower Level Conference Room
Fri 29

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

March 29 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am