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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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

Excellence in Imaging Research: Amitha Domalpally, MD, Receives Prestigious Award

Dec 01 2017 // Dr. Amitha Domalpally, research director for the Fundus Photograph Reading Center, has been awarded the ARVO Foundation 2018 Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Award for translational research.  Read More

Excellence in Imaging Research: Amitha Domalpally, MD, Receives Prestigious Award

Inaugural De Venecia Lecture

Oct 25 2017 // Visiting Professor Antonio Say, MD, presented at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Grand Rounds on Sept. 8, 2017. Dr. Say discussed working with Dr. Guillermo de Venecia in the Philippines, where they have… Read More

Inaugural De Venecia Lecture

October is Contact Lens Safety Awareness Month

Oct 23 2017 // contact lens safety Developing healthy contact lens hygiene habits from the start, or reviewing them annually when you visit your eye doctor to update your contact lens prescription, is a great way to reduce your… Read More

October is Contact Lens Safety Awareness Month

Don’t Look Now! 2017 Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

Aug 04 2017 // As the solar eclipse quickly approaches on Monday, August 21, 2017, our ophthalmologists want to ensure that everyone views this exciting event safely. Whether you are viewing it in Madison, Wisconsin or along the path of… Read More

Don’t Look Now! 2017 Solar Eclipse Eye Safety
2017 Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

Nader Sheibani Receives Stein Innovation Award

Jul 25 2017 // ABOUT THE Award Nader Sheibani, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health, has been granted a Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Stein Innovation Award. Up to $300,000 will be provided… Read More

Nader Sheibani Receives Stein Innovation Award

July is National Dry Eye Awareness Month

Jul 06 2017 // While dry eye affects millions of people in the US, it is frequently underdiagnosed. Many dry eye sufferers do not recognize their symptoms are due to dry eye, but early treatment can improve quality of… Read More

July is National Dry Eye Awareness Month

Upcoming Events

Mar 17

AAPOS and ISA Joint Meeting

March 17, 2018 - March 22, 2018