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

Make Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

Sep 18 2019 // According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical… Read More

Make Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

Summer Session: Making Research Accessible

Aug 21 2019 // The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is dedicated to strong education, leading research and compassionate patient care. The pillar of education is not limited to training residents and fellows in clinical and research areas,… Read More

Summer Session: Making Research Accessible

A Team of Miracle Workers: Patient Sight Story Series

Aug 16 2019 // If you asked Elaine Archiquette to summarize her recent experiences with the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS), she’d likely say it was a miracle. The doctors, staff and researchers of… Read More

A Team of Miracle Workers: Patient Sight Story Series

UW Hospitals and Clinics Among Nation’s Top 20

Aug 02 2019 // For the first time in the history of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics are listed on the Honor Roll – the 20 most highly ranked hospitals in… Read More

UW Hospitals and Clinics Among Nation’s Top 20

Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Children’s Vision?

Aug 01 2019 // As children spend more time tethered to screens, there is increasing concern about potential harm to their visual development. Ophthalmologists are seeing a marked increase in children with dry eye and eye strain from too… Read More

Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Children’s Vision?

DOVS Faculty Honored with AAO Secretariat Awards

Jul 23 2019 // Three DOVS faculty have been granted the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Secretariat Award: Cat Burkat, MD, FACS, professor and oculoplastics specialist, Justin Gottlieb, MD, professor and retina specialist, and Daniel Knoch, MD, associate professor… Read More

DOVS Faculty Honored with AAO Secretariat Awards

Upcoming Events

Spirit of Aging Camp Badge 9.25.19
Wed 25

Spirit of Aging Camp

September 25 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Union South
1308 W Dayton St
Fri 27

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

September 27 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Oct 03
Oct 04

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

October 4 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Oct 11

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

October 11 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am