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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

Deming Way Eye Clinic
(608) 824-3937 | Map
Madison Eye Associates Clinic
(608) 257-4286 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
University Station Clinic
(608) 263-7171 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter, 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

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

PubMed Articles
Burris CKH Azari AA Eagle RC Jr Rapuano CJ Marangoz D Potter HD Kim K Thuro B Phelps PO Surapaneni K Rodriguez ME Raven ML Lee V Damani MR Carey M Kanavi MR Javadi MA Albert DM . Concordance Between Clinical and Histopathological Diagnoses of Corneal Specimens. Ophthalmology. 2017 May;124(5):744-745
[PubMed ID: 28110951]
Bee CR Burris CKH Potter HAD Reddy D Simons KB Costakos DM . Histopathological analysis of retinopathy of prematurity after intravitreal bevacizumab. J AAPOS. 2017 Apr;21(2):159-160
[PubMed ID: 28219740]
Reddy DN Martin JS Potter HD . Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Presenting as Isolated Eyelid Edema. Ophthalmology. 2017 Feb;124(2):256
[PubMed ID: 28126075]
Burris CK Martin JS Potter HD . Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia Accompanying Vernal Conjunctivitis. Ophthalmology. 2017 Jan;124(1):89
[PubMed ID: 27993267]
Tran AQ Thuro BA Albert DM Lucarelli MJ Potter HD . Fibrous Hamartoma of Infancy in the Eyelid: A Rare Presentation. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov Dec;32(6):e150-e151
[PubMed ID: 27654620]
Raven ML Burris CK Potter HD . Scleritis with Devastating Consequences. Ophthalmology. 2016 Nov;123(11):2337
[PubMed ID: 27772649]
Raven ML Rodriguez ME Potter HD . Corneal Leukoma with Features of Both Sclerocornea and Peter's Anomaly. Ophthalmology. 2016 Sep;123(9):1988
[PubMed ID: 27549880]
Burris CK Rodriguez ME Potter HD . Scleral Necrosis Simulating Recurrent Uveal Melanoma after Plaque Brachytherapy. Ophthalmology. 2016 Aug;123(8):1761
[PubMed ID: 27450820]
Rodriguez ME Burris CK Potter HD . Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION) in Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Ophthalmology. 2016 Jul;123(7):1413
[PubMed ID: 27342326]
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]
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]