Learn More about our Commitment to Patient Care
Ophthalmologists from the University of Wisconsin have been caring for patients and studying eye diseases since 1925. Our staff includes opticians and ophthalmologists who provide routine and preventive eye care, as well as sub-specialists who are national leaders in treating glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eye tumors, macular degeneration and other eye diseases.
A New Way to Wait
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.
Rare Eye Condition Revealed By Genetic Test
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.
A Vision – For Better Eye Care
In August of 2018, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) launched a teleophthalmology program in an effort to make diabetic eye examinations highly accessible to rural Wisconsin communities.
Stem Cells Saving Sight
Two decades after University of Wisconsin-Madison biologist James Thomson’s unprecedented achievement in lab-grown human embryonic cells, pediatric ophthalmologist David Gamm, MD, PhD, is fighting blindness through generating ‘spare parts’ of human eyes, on the foundation of Thomson’s leading stem-cell work.