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Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Paul L. Kaufman, MD, earned his medical degree from New York University and completed his residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.


Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology)

UW Health Clinics

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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

Languages Spoken

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

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Ophthalmology

Seeing Eye and NIH Research Fellow in Ocular Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, 1973-1975

Residency Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Internship Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
Medical School New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1967


Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2011


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
Wang Y Wang Y Yang Q Guo L Yin Y Fan N Zhou X Cai SP Kaufman PL Liu X . Neuroprotective effects of C3 exoenzyme in excitotoxic retinopathy. Exp Eye Res. 2014 Aug;125:128-34
[PubMed ID: 24928315]
Flügel-Koch CM Tektas OY Kaufman PL Paulsen FP Lütjen-Drecoll E . Morphological alterations within the peripheral fixation of the iris dilator muscle in eyes with pigmentary glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Jun 17;55(7):4541-51
[PubMed ID: 24938519]
Aktas Z Tian B McDonald J Yamamato R Larsen C Kiland J Kaufman PL Rasmussen CA . Application of canaloplasty in glaucoma gene therapy: where are we? J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Mar-Apr;30(2-3):277-82
[PubMed ID: 24512297]
Rasmussen CA Kaufman PL Kiland JA . Benzalkonium chloride and glaucoma. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Mar-Apr;30(2-3):163-9
[PubMed ID: 24205938]
Heyne GW Kiland JA Kaufman PL Gabelt BT . Effect of nitric oxide on anterior segment physiology in monkeys. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jul 30;54(7):5103-10
[PubMed ID: 23800771]
Croft MA Nork TM McDonald JP Katz A Lütjen-Drecoll E Kaufman PL . Accommodative movements of the vitreous membrane, choroid, and sclera in young and presbyopic human and nonhuman primate eyes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jul 26;54(7):5049-58
[PubMed ID: 23745005]
Croft MA McDonald JP Katz A Lin TL Lütjen-Drecoll E Kaufman PL . Extralenticular and lenticular aspects of accommodation and presbyopia in human versus monkey eyes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jul 26;54(7):5035-48
[PubMed ID: 23745002]
Tian B Kaufman PL . A Potential Application of Canaloplasty in Glaucoma Gene Therapy. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2013 Jan 31;2(1)
[PubMed ID: 23888250]
Kaufman PL Rasmussen CA . Advances in glaucoma treatment and management: outflow drugs. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 May 4;53(5):2495-500
[PubMed ID: 22562850]
Gabelt BT Rasmussen CA Tektas OY Kim CB Peterson JC Nork TM Ver Hoeve JN Lütjen-Drecoll E Kaufman PL . Structure/function studies and the effects of memantine in monkeys with experimental glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Apr 30;53(4):2368-76
[PubMed ID: 22427549]
Tian B Kaufman PL . Comparisons of actin filament disruptors and Rho kinase inhibitors as potential antiglaucoma medications. Expert Rev Ophthalmol. 2012 Apr;7(2):177-187
[PubMed ID: 22737177]
Kutuzova GD Gabelt BT Kiland JA Hennes-Beann EA Kaufman PL DeLuca HF . 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D(3) and its analog, 2-methylene-19-nor-(20S)-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) (2MD), suppress intraocular pressure in non-human primates. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2012 Feb 1;518(1):53-60
[PubMed ID: 22198282]
Gabelt BT Kaufman PL Rasmussen CA . Effect of nitric oxide compounds on monkey ciliary muscle in vitro. Exp Eye Res. 2011 Sep;93(3):321-7
[PubMed ID: 21147103]
Kiland JA Gabelt BT Kaufman PL . Relationship of aqueous outflow resistance to age and total volume perfused in rhesus and cynomolgus monkeys. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Aug 29;52(9):6820-4
[PubMed ID: 21757583]
Elsmo EJ Kiland JA Kaufman PL McLellan GJ . Evaluation of rebound tonometry in non-human primates. Exp Eye Res. 2011 Apr;92(4):268-73
[PubMed ID: 21315069]
Tian B Heatley GA Filla MS Kaufman PL . Effect of H-7 on secondary cataract after phacoemulsification in the live rabbit eye. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Dec;26(6):533-9
[PubMed ID: 21029019]
Nork TM Kim CB Heatley GA Kaufman PL Lucarelli MJ Levin LA Ver Hoeve JN . Serial multifocal electroretinograms during long-term elevation and reduction of intraocular pressure in non-human primates. Doc Ophthalmol. 2010 Jun;120(3):273-89
[PubMed ID: 20422254]
Schwinn MK Gonzalez JM Jr Gabelt BT Sheibani N Kaufman PL Peters DM . Heparin II domain of fibronectin mediates contractility through an alpha4beta1 co-signaling pathway. Exp Cell Res. 2010 May 15;316(9):1500-12
[PubMed ID: 20302860]
Croft MA McDonald JP Nadkarni NV Lin TL Kaufman PL . Age-related changes in centripetal ciliary body movement relative to centripetal lens movement in monkeys. Exp Eye Res. 2009 Dec;89(6):824-32
[PubMed ID: 19635475]
Filla MS Schwinn MK Sheibani N Kaufman PL Peters DM . Regulation of cross-linked actin network (CLAN) formation in human trabecular meshwork (HTM) cells by convergence of distinct beta1 and beta3 integrin pathways. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Dec;50(12):5723-31
[PubMed ID: 19643963]