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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   2019 Annual Report

 

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Dr. Terri Young examines patient with resident.

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

Sarah Ferguson works under the hood in Curtis Brandt's infectious disease-studying lab.

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

Yao Liu, MD, examines a rural WI patient's eye photo remotely using tele-ophthalmology services.

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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

Clinical Trials Patient Races to Raise Awareness

Mar 27 2020 // On January 7, 2020, Jason Folie, a Minnesota native, hopped on a Trek bike in San Diego, California, and headed east. 3,200 miles away lay his final destination: St. Augustine, Florida. This wasn’t a typical… Read More

Clinical Trials Patient Races to Raise Awareness

Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

Mar 02 2020 // A recent study found that the average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen. And that doesn’t include our addiction to phones and other digital devices. All this screen time has… Read More

Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

Residents Hone Skills at 2020 Essential Oculoplastics Course

Feb 24 2020 // DOVS residents gathered at University Hospital on Friday, January 31, for the annual Essential Oculoplastics for the Ophthalmologist course. The day-long course focused on eyelid and orbit anatomy, as well as essential oculoplastics techniques for… Read More

Residents Hone Skills at 2020 Essential Oculoplastics Course

New President of the UW Ophthalmology Alumni Association

Feb 20 2020 // GREETINGS FELLOW ALUMNI! I’m excited to write to you as the new president of the UW Ophthalmology Alumni Association. 2020 is sure to be a special year for ophthalmology in general and the UW Department of… Read More

New President of the UW Ophthalmology Alumni Association

Join the 2020 Ride to Save Sight

Feb 17 2020 // The McPherson Eye Research Institute at UW-Madison is hosting the ninth annual Cycle for Sight event on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The cycling fundraiser raises research funds to prevent, treat and cure blinding diseases. Cycle for… Read More

Join the 2020 Ride to Save Sight

7 Ways to Protect Your Eyes from Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Feb 14 2020 // Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness over age 50, affecting about 2.1 million people nationwide. Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to preventing vision loss. AMD is a… Read More

7 Ways to Protect Your Eyes from Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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