1961

Duehr Forges an Affiliation with the Veterans Affairs Hospital

Dr. Duehr forges an affiliation with the Veterans Affairs Hospital with Drs. Fred Blum and Donald Peterson who were in private practice in Madison. This lasting partnership continues to support and enrich the UW-Madison’s Ophthalmology residency. Another seminal development occurred during Dr. Duehr’s tenure: the recruitment of full-time university PhD researchers in retinal vascular pathology. The collaboration and exchange of ideas between talented scientists and experienced Retina clinicians – this would have a huge impact on defining the commitment of the fledgling department to grow into one of the nation’s leading centers for research on eye disease.

Neuro-ophthalmology service added as a sub-specialty training program.