UW Provides Free Eye Care to Wisconsin’s Plain Communities

As a pediatric ophthalmologist and inherited retinal disease specialist, Melanie Schmitt, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, identified a need for comprehensive eye care among Wisconsin’s Amish and Old Order Mennonite people, collectively called the Plain communities. This led to the creation of an eye clinic targeted to their needs.

DOVS Faculty, Learners Team Up to Teach Ophthalmology to Local Students

Faculty and residents teamed up to put on a half-day learning opportunity – all about eyes – for local high school students from three schools. The second annual “Odyssey Into Ophthalmology” course, created by Cat Burkat, MD, FACS, took place on Friday, April 7 at the Health Sciences Learning Center.

Celebrating the DOVS Class of 2022

On June 17, the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences will celebrate the graduation of three resident physicians and three clinical fellows. Residents From left to right: Tyler Boulter, MD. Paige Richards, …