As a pioneer in ophthalmology and vision science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison for almost 50 years, the Department has built a strong, world-class reputation for leading research, quality patient care in an academic setting and unique training programs for the doctors of tomorrow.
The University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences team of over 250 professionals works tirelessly at delivering exemplary eye care clinical services, providing outstanding educational learner experiences, and performing relevant, innovative research to address critical concerns in vision debilitating diseases. We became a division of the University of Wisconsin hospital in the 1920’s, and a formal department of the University of Wisconsin medical school in 1970. Our ophthalmologists, researchers, optometrists, opticians, administrative staff, technicians, nurse practitioners, and orthoptists are committed to you, and expert in their respective arenas. Our local to global collaborative efforts are of high impact, and far-reaching. Please join us in saving sight for all.
Mark J. Lucarelli, MD, FACS
Richard K. Dortzbach Professor of Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery, Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service Chief, UW Health University Station Eye Clinic Medical Director
Administrative and University Staff
Training and Education
We are proud to provide an exceptional educational program with translational, multidisciplinary collaborations at its core. Our mission of improving vision-related quality of life includes a commitment to transmitting and applying knowledge. The department’s clinical and research faculty are highly regarded experts in their fields, as well as talented educators with a passion for creating and sharing knowledge. Our educational programs are designed to reach YOU—friends of the department, professional learners, clinical and research professionals and patients.
Our program has been cited as the top academic ophthalmology department in publication productivity per faculty member out of all ophthalmology departments in the US and #5 overall in publication output.
The Association of Psychological Well-Being With Sensory and Cognitive Function and Neuronal Health in Aging Adults.
Oct 08 2021
PubMed ID: 34620009 Author(s): Merten N, Pinto AA, Paulsen AJ, Chen Y, Dillard LK, Fischer ME, Ryff CD, Schubert CR, Cruickshanks KJ. The Association of Psychological Well-Being With Sensory and Cognitive Function and Neuronal Health…Read More
Ophthalmic manifestations in Costello syndrome caused by Ras pathway dysregulation during development.
Oct 06 2021
PubMed ID: 34612139 Author(s): Shankar SP, Fallurin R, Watson T, Shankar PR, Young TL, Orel-Bixler D, Rauen KA. Ophthalmic manifestations in Costello syndrome caused by Ras pathway dysregulation during development. Ophthalmic Genet. 2021 Oct 6:1-10.…Read More
Telemedicine Use by Oculoplastic Surgeons During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Sep 29 2021
PubMed ID: 34591712 Author(s): Lelli GJ, Luo S, Liu Y, van Landingham SW. Telemedicine Use by Oculoplastic Surgeons During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Telemed J E Health. 2021 Sep 29. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2021.0307. [Epub ahead of print]…Read More