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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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

XEN Gel Stent: More Options for Glaucoma Surgery Comes to UW Health

Jan 18 2018 // Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness, according to the World Health Organization. The Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group estimates that over three million Americans have the disease, which does not have a cure. Glaucoma… Read More

XEN Gel Stent: More Options for Glaucoma Surgery Comes to UW Health

EyePrintPRO Scleral Contact Lenses Now Offered at UW Health Eye Clinics

Jan 18 2018 // Karina Conlin, OD, and Amy Walker, OD, recently hosted Christine Sindt, OD, FAAO, to become certified to fit the new EyePrintPRO molded, scleral contact lens. Dr. Sindt is the Director of Contact Lens Services at… Read More

EyePrintPRO Scleral Contact Lenses Now Offered at UW Health Eye Clinics

Partnership With Lighthouse Guild to Increase Low Vision Awareness

Jan 16 2018 // Drs. Melanie Schmitt and Sanbrita Mondal have a vision: to increase the quality of life for patients with low vision diseases. Dr. Schmitt has had a long-standing passion for low vision patient care, and the… Read More

Partnership With Lighthouse Guild to Increase Low Vision Awareness

Yao Liu, MD, Secures 2018 American Glaucoma Society Mentoring for Advancement of Physician Scientists Award

Jan 16 2018 // Yao Liu, MD, assistant professor with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was recently awarded a 2018 American Glaucoma Society Mentoring for Advancement of Physician-Scientists Award grant. The $10,000 grant supports Dr. Liu’s study, “Macular… Read More

Yao Liu, MD, Secures 2018 American Glaucoma Society Mentoring for Advancement of Physician Scientists Award

Nutrition and Eye Research Team Secures Professional Development Grant for 2018 ARVO Presentation

Jan 16 2018 // Zhe (Jason) Liu, a biostatistician on the Nutrition and Eye Health Research Team since 2011, has received an Academic Staff Professional Development Grant from UW-Madison. The grant support Liu’s efforts to present at the Association… Read More

Nutrition and Eye Research Team Secures Professional Development Grant for 2018 ARVO Presentation

Phylogenetic and Recombination Analysis of The Herpesvirus Genus Varicellovirus

Jan 16 2018 // Kolb AW, Lewin AC, Moeller R, McLellan GJ, Brandt CR. Phylogenetic and recombination analysis of the herpesvirus genus varicellovirus. BMC Genomics. 2017 Nov 21;18(1):887. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-4283-4. Read More

Phylogenetic and Recombination Analysis of The Herpesvirus Genus Varicellovirus

Upcoming Events

Fri 26

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

January 26 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Feb 02

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

February 2 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Feb 09

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

February 9 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Feb 16

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

February 16 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Feb 23

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

February 23 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am