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.
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.
Ocular evaluation and genetic test for an early Alström Syndrome diagnosis.
Sep 19 2020
PubMed ID: 32944671 Author(s): Etheridge T, Kellom ER, Sullivan R, Ver Hoeve JN, Schmitt MA. Ocular evaluation and genetic test for an early Alström Syndrome diagnosis. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2020 Aug 12;20:100873. doi:…Read More
Simultaneous Orbital and Intracranial Abscesses in 17 Cases.
Sep 16 2020
PubMed ID: 32932408 Author(s): Park MM, Ahmed OM, Ng JD, Vloka CN, Dansdill D, Shinder R, Sniegowski M, Richani K, Lucarelli MJ, van Landingham SW, Pointdujour-Lim R. Simultaneous Orbital and Intracranial Abscesses in 17 Cases.…Read More
Necrotizing myositis in a rectus muscle arising in the setting of long-standing Langerhans cell histiocystosis and recent dabrafenib treatment.
Sep 03 2020
PubMed ID: 32875153 Author(s): van Landingham SW, Puccetti D, Potter H, Gamm D, Diamond EL, Lucarelli MJ. Necrotizing myositis in a rectus muscle arising in the setting of long-standing Langerhans cell histiocystosis and recent dabrafenib…Read More