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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)
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

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

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
Flügel-Koch CM Croft MA Kaufman PL Lütjen-Drecoll E . Anteriorly located zonular fibres as a tool for fine regulation in accommodation. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2015 Oct 21;
[PubMed ID: 26490669]
McDonald JE Kiland JA Kaufman PL Bentley E Ellinwood NM McLellan GJ . Effect of topical latanoprost 0.005% on intraocular pressure and pupil diameter in normal and glaucomatous cats. Vet Ophthalmol. 2015 Jul 16;
[PubMed ID: 26183373]
Weinreb RN Ong T Scassellati Sforzolini B Vittitow JL Singh K Kaufman PL . A randomised, controlled comparison of latanoprostene bunod and latanoprost 0.005% in the treatment of ocular hypertension and open angle glaucoma: the VOYAGER study. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jun;99(6):738-45
[PubMed ID: 25488946]
Lu W Hu H Sévigny J Gabelt BT Kaufman PL Johnson EC Morrison JC Zode GS Sheffield VC Zhang X Laties AM Mitchell CH . Rat, mouse, and primate models of chronic glaucoma show sustained elevation of extracellular ATP and altered purinergic signaling in the posterior eye. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 May;56(5):3075-83
[PubMed ID: 26024091]
Slauson SR Peters DM Schwinn MK Kaufman PL Gabelt BT Brandt CR . Viral Vector Effects on Exoenzyme C3 Transferase-Mediated Actin Disruption and on Outflow Facility. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Apr;56(4):2431-8
[PubMed ID: 25783606]
Rasmussen CA Kaufman PL . Exciting directions in glaucoma. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014 Dec;49(6):534-43
[PubMed ID: 25433744]
Braunger BM Ademoglu B Koschade SE Fuchshofer R Gabelt BT Kiland JA Hennes-Beann EA Brunner KG Kaufman PL Tamm ER . Identification of adult stem cells in Schwalbe's line region of the primate eye. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Oct 16;55(11):7499-507
[PubMed ID: 25324280]
Rasmussen CA Kaufman PL . The trabecular meshwork in normal eyes and in exfoliation glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2014 Oct-Nov;23(8 Suppl 1):S15-9
[PubMed ID: 25275898]
Rasmussen CA Kaufman PL Ritch R Haque R Brazzell RK Vittitow JL . Latrunculin B Reduces Intraocular Pressure in Human Ocular Hypertension and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2014 Sep;3(5):1
[PubMed ID: 25237590]
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]