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.
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A Message From the Chair
learn about our fearless vision to save vision.
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.
2020 World Sight Day Clinic Serves Community Members In Need
Oct 12 2020
The 2020 Annual World Sight Day Right to Sight Clinic was held on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at UW Health University Station Eye Clinic. Nearly 50 community members were provided with eye care services and…Read More
Gary Sterken, MD, Retires After 30 Years of Eye Care
Oct 10 2020
Gary Sterken, MD, assistant professor and comprehensive ophthalmologist, retired October 10, 2020 from the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) and UW Health after providing eye care in Madison and the surrounding area for thirty years.Read More
Kudos During COVID – Kind Words to Our Docs
Oct 09 2020
Kinds words and good news is always welcome, but it seems to be especially poignant in the time of a pandemic. UW Health recently received several patient letters thanking our doctors and clinical staff for…Read More
Meet Our New Comprehensive Ophthalmologist – Travis Rumery, DO
Oct 01 2020
Travis Rumery, DO, joined the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences comprehensive ophthalmology service team on October 1. Dr. Rumery specializes in cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Rumery earned his osteopathic medical degree at…Read More
Yao Liu, MD, MS, Discusses Eye Care During COVID-19 With Wisconsin Public Radio
Sep 30 2020
Dr. Yao Liu, assistant professor and glaucoma specialist, spoke with Kate Archer Kent of the Wisconsin Public Radio Morning Show on Monday, September 28. Dr. Liu discussed eye care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including what…Read More
Combat Blindness International Virtual World Sight Day
Sep 24 2020
Our partners at Combat Blindness International’s (CBI) are hosting a virtual World Sight Day celebration on Oct. 8, 2020 from 7-8:30 p.m., and all UW-DOVS faculty and staff are invited! Sign up today! This online…Read More