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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

A comprehensive ophthalmologist, Dr. Potter provides the complete range of eye care services, from vision exam to cataract surgery to the treatment of glaucoma and macular degeneration.


Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology)

Laser Refractive Surgery

UW Health Clinics

2349 Deming Way Clinic (Transformations)
(608) 824-3937 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
University Station Clinic
(608) 263-7171 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
780 Regent Clinic
(608) 257-4286 | (888) 703-2778 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter, Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Pathology, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2002-2005

Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
Medical School University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

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.

Programs & Conditions

  • Performing Arts Medicine
PubMed Articles
Raven ML Larson JC Potter HD . Ectopic Lacrimal Gland Underlying a Caruncular Nevus. Ophthalmology. 2016 May;123(5):1136
[PubMed ID: 27107356]
Larson JC Raven ML Potter HD . Traumatic Loss of a Healed Corneal Button. Ophthalmology. 2016 Apr;123(4):753
[PubMed ID: 27012698]
Burris CK Raven ML Rodriguez ME Potter HD Lucarelli MJ Albert DM . Bilateral Primary Mucinous Carcinoma of the Eyelid. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar 4;
[PubMed ID: 26950474]
Albert DM Phelps PO Surapaneni KR Thuro BA Potter HA Ikeda A Teixeira LB Dubielzig RR . The Significance of the Discordant Occurrence of Lens Tumors in Humans versus Other Species. Ophthalmology. 2015 Sep;122(9):1765-70
[PubMed ID: 26130328]
Phelps PO Potter HD Lucarelli MJ . Apocrine Chondroid Syringoma of the Eyelid. Ophthalmology. 2015 Jul;122(7):1415
[PubMed ID: 26711479]
Phelps PO Hinshaw MA Potter HD . Warty Dyskeratoma of the Eyelid. Ophthalmology. 2015 Jul;122(7):1282
[PubMed ID: 26711477]
Phelps PO Surapaneni KR Potter HD . Monckeberg's Arteriosclerosis in Temporal Arteritis Suspect. Ophthalmology. 2015 Jun;122(6):1186
[PubMed ID: 26711297]
Surapaneni KR Nehls SM Potter HD . Conjunctival Intraepithelial Neoplasia. Ophthalmology. 2015 May;122(5):1039
[PubMed ID: 26711134]
Azari AA Kanavi MR Lucarelli M Lee V Lundin AM Potter HD Albert DM . Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia of the orbit and ocular adnexa: report of 5 cases. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 May;132(5):633-6
[PubMed ID: 24676051]
Azari AA Kanavi MR Saipe NB Potter HD Albert DM Stier MA . Shaken adult syndrome: report of 2 cases. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Nov;131(11):1468-70
[PubMed ID: 24077385]
Potter HD . Risk for fractures following cataract surgery. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb;131(2):242-3
[PubMed ID: 23411894]
Azari AA Kanavi MR Darjatmoko SR Lee V Kim K Potter HD Albert DM . Hydration with saline decreases toxicity of mice injected with calcitriol in preclinical studies. J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol. 2013;32(3):241-4
[PubMed ID: 24266410]
Bradfield YS Kulkarni A Potter HD Warner T Albert DM . Eyelid fibrous hamartoma with conjunctival angioma in an infant. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Jun;125(6):843-5
[PubMed ID: 17563002]