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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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

Making WAIVS at UW-Madison

Apr 18 2019 // a New Way of Imaging One of the most exciting new projects in vision research at UW-Madison is a groundbreaking group collaboration among the McPherson Eye Research Institute, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,… Read More

Making WAIVS at UW-Madison

Thank a Doctor

Apr 18 2019 // National Doctors’ Day, celebrated annually on March 30, is a chance for patients to thank a doctor who has made a positive impact in their life. This year, one patient took the time to thank… Read More

Thank a Doctor
Dr. Justin Gottlieb

Basic Science Selects Course Added for Medical Students

Apr 15 2019 // A new Basic Science Selects course for medical students, Ophthalmology 911, “Introduction to the Visual System,” was introduced to the medical student curriculum by DOVS on March 4, 2019. This month-long course was blended and… Read More

Basic Science Selects Course Added for Medical Students

Playing Defense: Preventing Sports-Related Eye Injuries

Apr 02 2019 // New research shows that about 30,000 people in the United States go to emergency departments each year with sports-related eye injuries, a substantially higher estimate than previously reported. This April during Sports Eye Safety Month,… Read More

Playing Defense: Preventing Sports-Related Eye Injuries

DOVS Recognized for Contributions to Medical Student Education

Mar 21 2019 // The School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) recently recognized DOVS and several faculty members within the department for an ongoing commitment and dedicated service to UW medical students. The following is a list of… Read More

DOVS Recognized for Contributions to Medical Student Education

Dr. Lucarelli Attends the 5th Annual ITEDS Symposium in Singapore

Mar 15 2019 // Mark J. Lucarelli, MD, FACS, recently attended the 5th International Thyroid Eye Disease Society Scientific Symposium. This meeting took place in Singapore from Feb 20-23, 2019. As Invited Faculty, Dr. Lucarelli presented on the topic of… Read More

Dr. Lucarelli Attends the 5th Annual ITEDS Symposium in Singapore

Upcoming Events

Fri 26

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

April 26 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Sun 28

ARVO 2019

April 28 @ 8:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
May 03
May 10

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

May 10 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
May 17

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

May 17 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am