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
Terri L. Young, MD, MBA, FARVO
Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Peter A. Duehr Professor of Ophthalmology, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics; Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service Chief
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.
Acetoacetate enhancement of glucose mediated DNA glycation.
Jan 04 2021
PubMed ID: 33364448 Author(s): Bagherzadeh-Yazdi M, Bohlooli M, Khajeh M, Ghamari F, Ghaffari-Moghaddam M, Poormolaie N, Khatibi A, Hasanein P, Sheibani N. Acetoacetate enhancement of glucose mediated DNA glycation. Biochem Biophys Rep. 2020 Dec 17;25:100878.…Read More
670 nm photobiomodulation improves the mitochondrial redox state of diabetic wounds.
Jan 01 2021
PubMed ID: 33392015 Author(s): Mehrvar S, Mostaghimi S, Foomani FH, Abroe B, Eells JT, Gopalakrishnan S, Ranji M. 670 nm photobiomodulation improves the mitochondrial redox state of diabetic wounds. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2021 Jan;11(1):107-118.…Read More
Reticular Pseudodrusen Characteristics and Associations in the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (CAREDS2).
Dec 30 2020
PubMed ID: 33387684 Author(s): Cleland SC, Domalpally A, Liu Z, Pak JW, Blodi BA, Bailey S, Gehrs K, Wallace R, Tinker L, Mares JA; Second Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study Investigators. Reticular Pseudodrusen Characteristics…Read More