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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    “We believe the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”

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    in National Institutes of Health research funding in 2016

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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

Al Greco: Remembering Our Dear Friend

Jun 15 2017 //   The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences lost a true friend and loyal supporter on June 12. Alfonso “Al” Greco, age 52, of Marshall, Wisconsin, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Al… Read More

Al Greco: Remembering Our Dear Friend

Eye Health: The Importance of Annual Eye Exams

May 21 2017 // It’s easy to forget to have an eye exam. After all, if you can see, there’s nothing that can be wrong, right? Not quite. “There are many eye problems that are not noticeable to the… Read More

Eye Health: The Importance of Annual Eye Exams
Eye Examination

Sporting Great Eye Safety this Spring

Apr 14 2017 // The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recognizes April as National Sports Eye Safety month to draw attention to the numerous injuries that occur each year due to lack of, or insufficient use of, proper eye… Read More

Sporting Great Eye Safety this Spring
Softball Eye Safety

Department Chair Terri Young, MD, MBA, to be Inducted into AΩA Medical Society

Mar 23 2017 // Terri Young, MD, MBA will be inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Medical Society —a historic honors membership program that recognizes high educational achievement, gifted teaching abilities, a career of encouraging the development of leaders in academia and… Read More

Department Chair Terri Young, MD, MBA, to be Inducted into AΩA Medical Society
Dr. Terri Young

UW Doctors Present at Danish Ophthalmological Society Meeting

Mar 23 2017 // Neal Barney, MD, Service Chief of the Department’s Cornea Service, was invited to organize a session for the Danish Ophthalmological Society meeting held March 3 – 5, 2017 in Kolding, Denmark.  Participating in the session… Read More

UW Doctors Present at Danish Ophthalmological Society Meeting
Barney Denmark Meeting

Eat Green for Healthy Eyes

Mar 17 2017 // Grandma may have been right after all. Those carrots may help keep your eyes healthy, because vitamin A, needed for vision in low lights, can be made from the orange pigments (such as beta-carotene) they… Read More

Eat Green for Healthy Eyes
Dr. Julie Mares with fresh produce

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