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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Barbara A. Blodi earned her medical degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City and completed her residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Hospital in Miami.


Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology)

UW Health Clinics

University Station Clinic
(608) 263-7171 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

UW Health Specialty Clinic - Mauston (Mauston)
(608) 847-7355 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Ophthalmology
Fellowship Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Residency Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
Internship Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Medical School University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1987


Best Doctors® in America 2015

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013


Languages Spoken

English, German
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

PubMed Articles
Scott IU VanVeldhuisen PC Ip MS Blodi BA Oden NL King J Antoszyk AN Peters MA Tolentino M . Baseline Factors Associated With 6-Month Visual Acuity and Retinal Thickness Outcomes in Patients With Macular Edema Secondary to Central Retinal Vein Occlusion or Hemiretinal Vein Occlusion: SCORE2 Study Report 4. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun 1;135(6):639-649
[PubMed ID: 28492860]
Bressler SB Liu D Glassman AR Blodi BA Castellarin AA Jampol LM Kaufman PL Melia M Singh H Wells JA . Change in Diabetic Retinopathy Through 2 Years: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Aflibercept, Bevacizumab, and Ranibizumab. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun 1;135(6):558-568
[PubMed ID: 28448655]
Scott IU VanVeldhuisen PC Ip MS Blodi BA Oden NL Awh CC Kunimoto DY Marcus DM Wroblewski JJ King J . Effect of Bevacizumab vs Aflibercept on Visual Acuity Among Patients With Macular Edema Due to Central Retinal Vein Occlusion: The SCORE2 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017 May 23;317(20):2072-2087
[PubMed ID: 28492910]
Holz FG Sadda SR Staurenghi G Lindner M Bird AC Blodi BA Bottoni F Chakravarthy U Chew EY Csaky K Curcio CA Danis R Fleckenstein M Freund KB Grunwald J Guymer R Hoyng CB Jaffe GJ Liakopoulos S Monés JM Oishi A Pauleikhoff D Rosenfeld PJ Sarraf D Spaide RF Tadayoni R Tufail A Wolf S Schmitz-Valckenberg S . Imaging Protocols in Clinical Studies in Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Recommendations from Classification of Atrophy Consensus Meetings. Ophthalmology. 2017 Apr;124(4):464-478
[PubMed ID: 28109563]
Scott IU VanVeldhuisen PC Ip MS Blodi BA Oden NL Figueroa M Dugel PU . SCORE2 Report 2: Study Design and Baseline Characteristics. Ophthalmology. 2017 Feb;124(2):245-256
[PubMed ID: 27863843]
Domalpally A Danis R Agrón E Blodi B Clemons T Chew E . Evaluation of Geographic Atrophy from Color Photographs and Fundus Autofluorescence Images: Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 Report Number 11. Ophthalmology. 2016 Nov;123(11):2401-2407
[PubMed ID: 27448832]
Scott IU VanVeldhuisen PC Ip MS Blodi BA Oden NL Figueroa M . SCORE2 Report 1: Techniques to Optimize Recruitment in Phase III Clinical Trials of Patients With Central Retinal Vein Occlusion. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Oct;170:25-31
[PubMed ID: 27450625]
Meyers KJ Liu Z Millen AE Iyengar SK Blodi BA Johnson E Snodderly DM Klein ML Gehrs KM Tinker L Sarto GE Robinson J Wallace RB Mares JA . Joint Associations of Diet, Lifestyle, and Genes with Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Ophthalmology. 2015 Nov;122(11):2286-94
[PubMed ID: 26354764]
Aref AA Scott IU Oden NL Ip MS Blodi BA VanVeldhuisen PC . Incidence, Risk Factors, and Timing of Elevated Intraocular Pressure After Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection for Macular Edema Secondary to Retinal Vein Occlusion: SCORE Study Report 15. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep;133(9):1022-9
[PubMed ID: 26086920]
Rao P Millen AE Meyers KJ Liu Z Voland R Sondel S Tinker L Wallace RB Blodi BA Binkley N Sarto G Robinson J LeBlanc E Mares JA . The Relationship Between Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Nuclear Cataract in the Carotenoid Age-Related Eye Study (CAREDS), an Ancillary Study of the Women's Health Initiative. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Jul;56(8):4221-30
[PubMed ID: 26132781]
Eadie JA Gottlieb JL Ip MS Blodi BA Danis RP Chandra SR Nork TM Altaweel MM Stern-Hogan BS . Response to aflibercept in patients with persistent exudation despite prior treatment with bevacizumab or ranibizumab for age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Sep-Oct;45(5):394-7
[PubMed ID: 25230402]
Chew EY Clemons TE Sangiovanni JP Danis RP Ferris FL 3rd Elman MJ Antoszyk AN Ruby AJ Orth D Bressler SB Fish GE Hubbard GB Klein ML Chandra SR Blodi BA Domalpally A Friberg T Wong WT Rosenfeld PJ Agrón E Toth CA Bernstein PS Sperduto RD . Secondary analyses of the effects of lutein/zeaxanthin on age-related macular degeneration progression: AREDS2 report No. 3. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb;132(2):142-9
[PubMed ID: 24310343]
Meyers KJ Mares JA Igo RP Jr Truitt B Liu Z Millen AE Klein M Johnson EJ Engelman CD Karki CK Blodi B Gehrs K Tinker L Wallace R Robinson J LeBlanc ES Sarto G Bernstein PS SanGiovanni JP Iyengar SK . Genetic evidence for role of carotenoids in age-related macular degeneration in the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Jan 29;55(1):587-99
[PubMed ID: 24346170]
Grunwald JE Daniel E Huang J Ying GS Maguire MG Toth CA Jaffe GJ Fine SL Blodi B Klein ML Martin AA Hagstrom SA Martin DF . Risk of geographic atrophy in the comparison of age-related macular degeneration treatments trials. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jan;121(1):150-61
[PubMed ID: 24084496]
Meyers KJ Johnson EJ Bernstein PS Iyengar SK Engelman CD Karki CK Liu Z Igo RP Jr Truitt B Klein ML Snodderly DM Blodi BA Gehrs KM Sarto GE Wallace RB Robinson J LeBlanc ES Hageman G Tinker L Mares JA . Genetic determinants of macular pigments in women of the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Mar 28;54(3):2333-45
[PubMed ID: 23404124]
Engelman CD Meyers KJ Iyengar SK Liu Z Karki CK Igo RP Jr Truitt B Robinson J Sarto GE Wallace R Blodi BA Klein ML Tinker L LeBlanc ES Jackson RD Song Y Manson JE Mares JA Millen AE . Vitamin D intake and season modify the effects of the GC and CYP2R1 genes on 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations. J Nutr. 2013 Jan;143(1):17-26
[PubMed ID: 23190755]
Mares JA Voland RP Sondel SA Millen AE Larowe T Moeller SM Klein ML Blodi BA Chappell RJ Tinker L Ritenbaugh C Gehrs KM Sarto GE Johnson E Snodderly DM Wallace RB . Healthy lifestyles related to subsequent prevalence of age-related macular degeneration. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Apr;129(4):470-80
[PubMed ID: 21149749]
Blodi BA Domalpally A Scott IU Ip MS Oden NL Elledge J Warren K Altaweel MM Kim JE Van Veldhuisen PC . Standard Care vs Corticosteroid for Retinal Vein Occlusion (SCORE) Study system for evaluation of stereoscopic color fundus photographs and fluorescein angiograms: SCORE Study Report 9. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep;128(9):1140-5
[PubMed ID: 20837797]
Klein R Blodi BA Meuer SM Myers CE Chew EY Klein BE . The prevalence of macular telangiectasia type 2 in the Beaver Dam eye study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2010 Jul;150(1):55-62.e2
[PubMed ID: 20609708]
Mares JA Voland R Adler R Tinker L Millen AE Moeller SM Blodi B Gehrs KM Wallace RB Chappell RJ Neuhouser ML Sarto GE . Healthy diets and the subsequent prevalence of nuclear cataract in women. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Jun;128(6):738-49
[PubMed ID: 20547952]