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

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

Jun 06 2019 // Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract… Read More

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

Dr. John Shepherd Delivers Poignant Low Vision Presentations

Jun 03 2019 // On Friday, May 31, John Shepherd, MD, assistant professor and director of the Weigel Williamson Center for Visual Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, presented “Recognizing and Addressing Depression in the Low Vision… Read More

Dr. John Shepherd Delivers Poignant Low Vision Presentations

Hoon Lab Secures UW2020 Funding

May 16 2019 // The Hoon Research Laboratory, led by Mrinalini Hoon, PhD, assistant professor, has been awarded $500,000 by the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative Cohort for the project, “Imaging the Third Dimension at the Nanometer Resolution.” The award… Read More

Hoon Lab Secures UW2020 Funding

Getting in on the Action: Live Description at the Theater

May 13 2019 // Visually impaired theater-goers have a new way to experience the art form. A recent article by the Wisconsin State Journal highlights the addition of live audio description at select performances at the Overture Center in Madison. Kelly Warren… Read More

Getting in on the Action: Live Description at the Theater

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

May 10 2019 //   By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight.… Read More

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

Undergraduate Researchers Showcase Work

May 08 2019 // Nine undergraduate students working in DOVS-associated laboratories this past semester for Introductory Biology 152 presented posters of their work at the Undergraduate Mentored Research Poster Session on April 30, 2019. Students, titles and their mentors… Read More

Undergraduate Researchers Showcase Work

Upcoming Events

Thu 20
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Fri 21

2019 Resident and Fellow Graduation

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 28

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

June 28 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am