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Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology) News

Ophthalmologists from the University of Wisconsin have been caring for patients and studying eye diseases since 1925.

 

In addition to developing sight-saving tests and treatments, we are also studying the way the eye changes with age, improving corneal transplantation and providing advanced training for ophthalmologists from throughout the country.

 

 

Recap of Progress in Sight VIII

Recap of Progress in Sight VIII

MADISON - The latest on treatments and advances in macular degeneration were discussed at "Progress in Sight VIII," on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Alliant Energy Center. Presenters at the free seminar included Suresh Chandra, Heather Potter, Barb B...
10/04/2010 | Recap of Progress in Sight VIII

Ophthalmologist May Soon Have an Answer For Strokes In the Eye

A large clinical trial led by a physician at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has identified the first long-term, effective treatment to improve vision and reduce vision loss associated with blockage of large veins in ...
8/09/2010 | Ophthalmologist May Soon Have an Answer For Strokes In the Eye

Keeping Your Eyes Safe During the Summer

Keeping Your Eyes Safe During the Summer

MADISON - Much to their painful surprise, people learn every year that it is possible to burn the cornea of their eyes from too much ultraviolet light. Janet Cushing, OD, an optometrist with UW Health, says that while the condition (known as pho...
6/07/2010 | Keeping Your Eyes Safe During the Summer

UW Researchers Develop New Model for Macular Degeneration

UW Researchers Develop New Model for Macular Degeneration

MADISON - Exposing albino rats to moderately intense light has produced a new animal model for the most common cause of severe vision loss in humans. The new model could help "provide important new insights into the pathogenesis" of age-related ...
3/11/2010 | UW Researchers Develop New Model for Macular Degeneration

Dry Eye and Post-menopausal Women

Dry Eye and Post-menopausal Women

MADISON - As if hot flashes and insomnia aren't enough, women after menopause often suffer another vexing symptom of hormone changes - dry eye. Optometrist Dr. Janet Cushing says that while dry eye can affect people of any age and either sex, "t...
3/05/2010 | Dry Eye and Post-menopausal Women

Handel, Bach and the History of Eye Care

Handel, Bach and the History of Eye Care

MADISON - The beautiful strains of George Frideric Handel's Messiah and Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio evoke a very different picture from the dark bond the two composers shared: each was blinded by botched eye surgery at the hands of a f...
12/14/2009 | Handel, Bach and the History of Eye Care

Combat Blindness Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Sight-saving Work

Combat Blindness Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Sight-saving Work

MADISON - The 25th anniversary of saving or restoring the sight of more than 130,000 people around the world will be celebrated on Wednesday night by an organization founded by a UW Health ophthalmologist. The Combat Blindness Foundation (CBF), ...
10/30/2009 | Combat Blindness Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Sight-saving Work

Middle Schoolers Collaborate on Sculpture for Combat Blindness Foundation

Middle Schoolers Collaborate on Sculpture for Combat Blindness Foundation

MADISON - More than 40 Middleton-Cross Plains middle school students are getting an insight into blindness by participating in the 25th anniversary of the Combat Blindness Foundation (CBF). The foundation was established in 1984 by Dr. Sure...
10/01/2009 | Middle Schoolers Collaborate on Sculpture for Combat Blindness Foundation

 

Video News

 

Video Cutting-Edge Procedure Helps Infant Regain Sight (Channel3000.com)

Video icon An Alternate Treatment for Eye Cancer

 

Audio News

 

Audio: Listen to a Department of Health and Human Services HealthBeat report about Ron Klein's research into the link between smoking and age-related macular degeneration.