Close Menu

News

We Remember

We Remember

Dec 31 2019

Ronald Klein, MD, MPH was an esteemed faculty member of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences for over four decades. He shared his life and his life’s work with his partner of 54 years—Dr. Barbara Klein, who joined the department as a faculty member with Ron.

Hoon Lab researchers at computer Honors

Honors

Dec 02 2019

Our Faculty was honored with AAO Secretariat Awards, recognized for contributions to medical student eduction and the Hoon Lab secured UW2020 funding, among other achievements this year.

Department Leadership Department Leadership

Department Leadership

Jan 02 2020

Department Vice Chairs | Terri L. Young, MD, MBA, FARVO | Peter A. Duehr Professor and Chair | Curtis R. Brandt, PhD, FARVO Vice Chair of Research | Marilyn C. Kay, MD | Kimberly E. Stepien, MD Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs | Andrew T. Thliveris, MD, PhD Vice Chair of Resident Education | Amy L. Walker OD, MBA, FAAO Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs

Nuemann Lab researchers analyzing samples Donor Honor Roll

Donor Honor Roll

Jan 02 2020

Many thanks to the generous donors who help advance vision research and support training the next generation of eye surgeons and researchers. This list represents gifts to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

The Clinical Eye Research Unit Team: Nickie Stangel, Angie Adler, Kristine Dietzman, Dr. Mihai Mititelu, Jennie Perry-Raymond, Christopher Smith, and Bonnie Verges. Clinical Eye Research Unit

Clinical Eye Research Unit

Jan 02 2020

UW–Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of translational vision research. The Clinical Eye Research Unit (CERU) is inextricably linked to this success, providing DOVS researchers the administrative infrastructure to perform clinical trials for patients with various eye disorders.

Darla Coullard, ophthalmic assistant, using the eSynchrony board. A New Way to Wait

A New Way to Wait

Dec 31 2019

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has implemented eSynchrony. With this visual communication tool, doctors, staff and technicians in a fast-paced clinic can nonverbally track patients by visually moving them through the steps of the process as they are being treated on a central screen.

Chris Bowen Outreach Clinic India International Ophthalmology Advances

International Ophthalmology Advances

Dec 31 2019

Our Ophthalmology Residency Training Program celebrates its fourth year of a 2-week off-site rotation for senior residents to Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital in New Delhi, India. Since its establishment in 2015, 14 residents have participated in the multi-dimensional experience that involves extracapsular cataract surgical training, tailored clinical exposure to subspecialty clinics in ophthalmology, patient screening in a rural outreach facility, educational conferences and exchanges, and cultural immersion.

Molecular neurobiology image Training Today for Tomorrow’s Discovery

Training Today for Tomorrow’s Discovery

Dec 31 2019

Beginning in January 2019, three students—one postdoctoral and two pre-doctoral—engaged in the first integrated training program of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) that is dedicated to the visual sciences.

Dave Seamons and dog Rare Eye Condition Revealed By Genetic Test

Rare Eye Condition Revealed By Genetic Test

Dec 27 2019

By 2018, Dave could barely see a pinpoint of light. He had been legally blind for three years due to optic neuropathy in both eyes. His body also felt like it was falling apart, and his unexplained collection of symptoms—including numbness in his limbs and difficulty walking—puzzled many physicians.

Evaluating Light Sensors, WAIVS A New Way of Imaging

A New Way of Imaging

Dec 27 2019

One of the most exciting new projects in vision research at UW–Madison is a groundbreaking group collaboration among the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS), McPherson Eye Research Institute (MERI), and other UW and national partners. The Wisconsin Advanced Imaging of Visual Systems (WAIVS) Lab, founded in 2018, promises to establish and advance exciting new eye imaging techniques at UW–Madison.