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Please consider giving a gift to continue our strong research initiatives, critical clinical trials and many more sight saving efforts for our local, regional, national and global communities. The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences’ culture of innovation is supported by generous donations from our esteemed alumni, grateful patients, friends and families like yours affected by blinding diseases.

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Committed to saving sight, globally.

Long recognized as a national and international leader in eye care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is exploring new projects in patient care, research and education in the hope of eliminating vision loss. With strong clinicians and a talented core of basic scientists, the department is well-positioned to care for patients, unearth the root causes of eye disease, develop new treatments and train students to become the ophthalmology and vision science leaders of the future. The National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recognized the department’s excellence with awards that place it among the top NIH ophthalmology grant recipients in the country. Continued cuts in federal grants and a growing need for answers to eye disease as the population ages, however, make clear the need for a more stable, dependable source of funding.

Contact Gillian CB Fink, MA, CFRE, to start the conversation today.

Fri 25

VIRTUAL Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

September 25 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Celebrating 50 years of Ophthalmology at UW-Madison
Jul 09

DOVS 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

July 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - July 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


We launched the Davis Society to celebrate the generosity of those who support the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS). The incredible work would not be possible without these gifts.

The Davis Society provides a platform for honoring Matthew “Dinny” Davis, MD, for his tireless dedication to DOVS. Dinny created a culture of excellence, honesty and integrity, imprinting on the mission of the department. We honor Dinny and  also his father, F. A. Davis, and brother, Jeff Davis, and the many colleagues who have indelibly shaped our world-class department.

View the latest members of the Davis Society by clicking the button below.

2019 Davis Society Update

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