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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Michael M. Altaweel, MD earned his medical degree at Dalhousie University, where he completed his residency as well. He also completed a fellowship at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.


Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology)

UW Health Clinics

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

Regional Specialty Clinics

Freeport Memorial Hospital (Freeport)
(815) 599-6290 |  Map
Mercy Clinic East - Janesville Medical Center (Janesville)
(608) 756-7110 |  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
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Internship Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Medical School Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1990

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.

  • Adult and Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Vitreoretinal Disease
  • Intravitreal Injections
  • Photocoagulation/Laser
  • Repair Detached Retina
  • Surgery for Diabetic Eye Disease

Programs & Conditions

PubMed Articles
[PubMed ID: 28118286]
Altaweel MM Gangaputra SS Thorne JE Dunn JP Elner SG Jaffe GJ Kim RY Rao PK Reed SB Kempen JH . Morphological assessment of the retina in uveitis. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2016 Dec;6(1):33
[PubMed ID: 27613274]
Sen HN Abreu FM Louis TA Sugar EA Altaweel MM Elner SG Holbrook JT Jabs DA Kim RY Kempen JH . Cataract Surgery Outcomes in Uveitis: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial. Ophthalmology. 2016 Jan;123(1):183-90
[PubMed ID: 26499920]
Kempen JH Van Natta ML Altaweel MM Dunn JP Jabs DA Lightman SL Thorne JE Holbrook JT . Factors Predicting Visual Acuity Outcome in Intermediate, Posterior, and Panuveitis: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Dec;160(6):1133-1141.e9
[PubMed ID: 26386159]
Altaweel MM Daniel E Martin DF Mittra RA Grunwald JE Lai MM Melamud A Morse LS Huang J Ferris FL 3rd Fine SL Maguire MG . Outcomes of eyes with lesions composed of >50% blood in the Comparison of Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT). Ophthalmology. 2015 Feb;122(2):391-398.e5
[PubMed ID: 25307130]
Tran AQ Eadie JA Altaweel MM . Shaggy photoreceptors with subfoveal fluid associated with a distant choroidal melanoma. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2015;2015:187542
[PubMed ID: 25713741]
Sugar EA Holbrook JT Kempen JH Burke AE Drye LT Thorne JE Louis TA Jabs DA Altaweel MM Frick KD . Cost-effectiveness of fluocinolone acetonide implant versus systemic therapy for noninfectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis. Ophthalmology. 2014 Oct;121(10):1855-62
[PubMed ID: 24908205]
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]
Domalpally A Altaweel MM Kempen JH Myers D Davis JL Foster CS Latkany P Srivastava SK Stawell RJ Holbrook JT . Optical coherence tomography evaluation in the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) trial. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2012 Dec;20(6):443-7
[PubMed ID: 23163490]
Gangaputra SS Altaweel MM Peng Q Friedman DS Rao PK Foster CS Kim RY Reed SB Srivastava SK Wong IG Kempen JH . Morphologic assessment for glaucoma in the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) trial. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2011 Aug;19(4):267-74
[PubMed ID: 21770805]
Danis RP Scott IU Qin H Altaweel MM Bressler NM Bressler SB Browning DJ Kollman C . Association of fluorescein angiographic features with visual acuity and with optical coherence tomographic and stereoscopic color fundus photographic features of diabetic macular edema in a randomized clinical trial. Retina. 2010 Nov-Dec;30(10):1627-37
[PubMed ID: 20706173]
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]
Altaweel MM Hanzlik RP Ver Hoeve JN Eells J Zhang B . Ocular and systemic safety evaluation of calcium formate as a dietary supplement. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2009 Jun;25(3):223-30
[PubMed ID: 19456257]
Gunther JB Altaweel MM . Bevacizumab (Avastin) for the treatment of ocular disease. Surv Ophthalmol. 2009 May-Jun;54(3):372-400
[PubMed ID: 19422965]
Altaweel MM Freisberg L Pal N Gleiser J Ryan EH Dawson D Albert D . Radial optic neurotomy using nasal and temporal approach incisions: histopathologic study in human cadaver eyes. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Nov;125(11):1553-7
[PubMed ID: 17998516]
Ip MS Gottlieb JL Kahana A Scott IU Altaweel MM Blodi BA Gangnon RE Puliafito CA . Intravitreal triamcinolone for the treatment of macular edema associated with central retinal vein occlusion. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004 Aug;122(8):1131-6
[PubMed ID: 15302652]
Ip M Kahana A Altaweel M . Treatment of central retinal vein occlusion with triamcinolone acetonide: an optical coherence tomography study. Semin Ophthalmol. 2003 Jun;18(2):67-73
[PubMed ID: 14566625]
Altaweel M Ip M . Macular hole: improved understanding of pathogenesis, staging, and management based on optical coherence tomography. Semin Ophthalmol. 2003 Jun;18(2):58-66
[PubMed ID: 14566624]