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
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 pupil constriction to light is associated with cognitive measures in middle-aged and older adults.
Mar 10 2022
PubMed ID: 35267180 Author(s): Chen Y, Hetzel S, Pinto AA, Paulsen AJ, Schubert CR, Hancock LM, Klein BE, Merten N, Cruickshanks KJ. The pupil constriction to light is associated with cognitive measures in middle-aged and…Read More
Intraocular accommodative movements in monkeys; relationship to presbyopia.
Mar 10 2022
PubMed ID: 35283107 Author(s): Croft MA, Nork TM, Heatley G, Mcdonald JP, Katz A, Kaufman PL. Intraocular accommodative movements in monkeys; relationship to presbyopia. Exp Eye Res. 2022 Mar 10:109029. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2022.109029. [Epub ahead of…Read More
Association of plasma ω-3 fatty acids with early age-related macular degeneration in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).
Mar 09 2022
PubMed ID: 35271555 Author(s): Karger AB, Guan W, Nomura SO, Weir NL, Klein BEK, Burke GL, Johnson WC, Tsai MY. Association of plasma ω-3 fatty acids with early age-related macular degeneration in the Multi-Ethnic Study…Read More