1993

Dr. Albert Completes the Research Building Initiative

Dr. Albert successfully completes the research building initiative started by Dr. Chandler by opening the Ophthalmology Research Wing of the Clinical Sciences Center.

Dr. Fred Brightbill and Chris Murphy, DVM, PhD, put on the first annual Resident Phacoemulsification (Phaco) Course at UW-Madison with 12 future physician and veterinary ophthalmologists. This minimally invasive cataract removal technique breaks up the cataract with the use of a ultrasound at the tip of the phacoemulsification pen/handpiece. The only course of its kind in the country provides one-on-one surgical training and has an added benefit of enabling residents to experience the art and science behind both human and animal practice areas and pathology.