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.

EDUCATION    RESEARCH    PATIENT CARE   2018 Annual Report

 

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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

Patient Sight Series: When Art Meets Science

Jan 27 2020 // In the operating room, Ruth Manning was a little nervous. Two years of eye trouble had led her here. Yasmin Bradfield, MD, pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus specialist, completed the last tasks before beginning surgery.… Read More

Patient Sight Series: When Art Meets Science

Alumni Donations Make Allen Eye Library and Learning Lab Refresh Possible

Jan 23 2020 // The 2020 Experience, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as an independent department, commenced with a rededication of the James C. Allen Eye Library and Learning Lab… Read More

Alumni Donations Make Allen Eye Library and Learning Lab Refresh Possible

Patient Sight Series: Seeking a Vision Field of Dreams

Jan 04 2020 // “How could I miss that?” was John Lenart’s first reaction when he struck out during a baseball game in August 2018. Lenart plays second base with the Racine Blues, an age-60+ team that is part… Read More

Patient Sight Series: Seeking a Vision Field of Dreams

Lifestyle Choices May Help Glaucoma Patients Preserve Eyesight

Jan 02 2020 // Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States. Because there are no symptoms early on, about half of people with the disease don’t know… Read More

Lifestyle Choices May Help Glaucoma Patients Preserve Eyesight

2019 Mind and Motion

Dec 05 2019 // The ophthalmology portion of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Mind and Motion course was held on two recent Saturdays, November 16 and 23, at the UW Health University Station Eye Clinic. These 3… Read More

2019 Mind and Motion

ReSpectacle Volunteers Clean and Organize Donations

Dec 05 2019 // Elaine Downie, MD, second-year ophthalmology resident, is the founder and current director of the UW-Madison chapter of ReSpectacle, an organization that processes donated glasses into an online database and then distributes them to those in… Read More

ReSpectacle Volunteers Clean and Organize Donations

Upcoming Events

Fri 31
Feb 07

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

February 7 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Feb 14

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

February 14 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Feb 21

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

February 21 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am