Visiting Resident in Training Learns Ophthalmology Skills… and Discovers a Home Away From Home at UW-Madison

Dr. Rishabh Gupta came to Madison, Wisconsin for a five-week residency observership to further his training in the field of ophthalmology. While he came away with new skills and enhanced confidence, he found a new family, too.

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.

Residents, Faculty, and Alumni Participate in Annual India Global Fieldwork Rotation

For over 50 years, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has been a leader in the mission to improve vision-related quality of life for people locally and abroad. Our commitment to training the next generation of global leaders in saving sight is evident in our core resident curriculum.