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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Klein's research includes the Beaver Dam Eye Study, which is funded by the National Eye Institute and collects information on the prevalence and incidence of age-related cataract, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, all common eye diseases in an aging population. The study also has examined other aging issues, such as overall health, quality of life, and environmental and medicinal exposures.


Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology)

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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

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 Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
Internship Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
Medical School New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1969

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.

  • Evaluation and Treatment of Vitreoretinal Disease
  • Intravitreal Injections
  • Photocoagulation/Laser
PubMed Articles
Meuer SM Myers CE Klein BE Swift MK Huang Y Gangaputra S Pak JW Danis RP Klein R . The Epidemiology of Vitreoretinal Interface Abnormalities as Detected by Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography: The Beaver Dam Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2015 Apr;122(4):787-95
[PubMed ID: 25556116]
Myers CE Klein BE Meuer SM Swift MK Chandler CS Huang Y Gangaputra S Pak JW Danis RP Klein R . Retinal thickness measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography in eyes without retinal abnormalities: the Beaver Dam Eye Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar;159(3):445-56.e1
[PubMed ID: 25461295]
Fischer ME Schubert CR Nondahl DM Dalton DS Huang GH Keating BJ Klein BE Klein R Tweed TS Cruickshanks KJ . Subclinical atherosclerosis and increased risk of hearing impairment. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Feb;238(2):344-9
[PubMed ID: 25555266]
Klein BE Klein R . Further insight on the limits of success of glycemic control in type 1 diabetes. Diabetes. 2015 Feb;64(2):341-3
[PubMed ID: 25614669]
Gangnon RE Lee KE Klein BE Iyengar SK Sivakumaran TA Klein R . Severity of age-related macular degeneration in 1 eye and the incidence and progression of age-related macular degeneration in the fellow eye: the Beaver Dam Eye Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb;133(2):125-32
[PubMed ID: 25340497]
Fisher DE Jonasson F Eiriksdottir G Sigurdsson S Klein R Launer LJ Gudnason V Cotch MF . Age-related macular degeneration and mortality in community-dwelling elders: the age, gene/environment susceptibility Reykjavik study. Ophthalmology. 2015 Feb;122(2):382-90
[PubMed ID: 25264026]
Chen F Klein AP Klein BE Lee KE Truitt B Klein R Iyengar SK Duggal P . Exome array analysis identifies CAV1/CAV2 as a susceptibility locus for intraocular pressure. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Dec 18;56(1):544-51
[PubMed ID: 25525164]
Klein BE Myers CE Howard KP Klein R . Serum Lipids and Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Edema in Persons With Long-term Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: The Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Dec 11;
[PubMed ID: 25502808]
Kim DH Grodstein F Newman AB Chaves PH Odden MC Klein R Sarnak MJ Patel KV Lipsitz LA . Prognostic implications of microvascular and macrovascular abnormalities in older adults: cardiovascular health study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Dec;69(12):1495-502
[PubMed ID: 24864308]
Ratnapriya R Zhan X Fariss RN Branham KE Zipprer D Chakarova CF Sergeev YV Campos MM Othman M Friedman JS Maminishkis A Waseem NH Brooks M Rajasimha HK Edwards AO Lotery A Klein BE Truitt BJ Li B Schaumberg DA Morgan DJ Morrison MA Souied E Tsironi EE Grassmann F Fishman GA Silvestri G Scholl HP Kim IK Ramke J Tuo J Merriam JE Merriam JC Park KH Olson LM Farrer LA Johnson MP Peachey NS Lathrop M Baron RV Igo RP Jr Klein R Hagstrom SA Kamatani Y Martin TM Jiang Y Conley Y Sahel JA Zack DJ Chan CC Pericak-Vance MA Jacobson SG Gorin MB Klein ML Allikmets R Iyengar SK Weber BH Haines JL Léveillard T Deangelis MM Stambolian D Weeks DE Bhattacharya SS Chew EY Heckenlively JR Abecasis GR Swaroop A . Rare and common variants in extracellular matrix gene Fibrillin 2 (FBN2) are associated with macular degeneration. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Nov 1;23(21):5827-37
[PubMed ID: 24899048]
Myers CE Klein BE Gangnon R Sivakumaran TA Iyengar SK Klein R . Cigarette smoking and the natural history of age-related macular degeneration: the Beaver Dam Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2014 Oct;121(10):1949-55
[PubMed ID: 24953792]
Restrepo NA Spencer KL Goodloe R Garrett TA Heiss G Bůžková P Jorgensen N Jensen RA Matise TC Hindorff LA Klein BE Klein R Wong TY Cheng CY Cornes BK Tai ES Ritchie MD Haines JL Crawford DC . Genetic determinants of age-related macular degeneration in diverse populations from the PAGE study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Sep 9;55(10):6839-50
[PubMed ID: 25205864]
Schubert CR Cruickshanks KJ Fischer ME Huang GH Klein R Tsai MY Pinto AA . Carotid Intima Media Thickness, Atherosclerosis, and 5-Year Decline in Odor Identification: The Beaver Dam Offspring Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Sep 2;
[PubMed ID: 25182599]
Klein R Myers CE Buitendijk GH Rochtchina E Gao X de Jong PT Sivakumaran TA Burlutsky G McKean-Cowdin R Hofman A Iyengar SK Lee KE Stricker BH Vingerling JR Mitchell P Klein BE Klaver CC Wang JJ . Lipids, lipid genes, and incident age-related macular degeneration: the three continent age-related macular degeneration consortium. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep;158(3):513-24.e3
[PubMed ID: 24879949]
Wichmann MA Cruickshanks KJ Carlsson CM Chappell R Fischer ME Klein BE Klein R Tsai MY Schubert CR . Long-term systemic inflammation and cognitive impairment in a population-based cohort. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Sep;62(9):1683-91
[PubMed ID: 25123210]
Scott IU Jackson GR Quillen DA Klein R Liao J Gardner TW . Effect of doxycycline vs placebo on retinal function and diabetic retinopathy progression in mild to moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy: a randomized proof-of-concept clinical trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep;132(9):1137-42
[PubMed ID: 24969516]
Jonasson F Fisher DE Eiriksdottir G Sigurdsson S Klein R Launer LJ Harris T Gudnason V Cotch MF . Five-year incidence, progression, and risk factors for age-related macular degeneration: the age, gene/environment susceptibility study. Ophthalmology. 2014 Sep;121(9):1766-72
[PubMed ID: 24768241]
Sabour-Pickett S Beatty S Connolly E Loughman J Stack J Howard A Klein R Klein BE Meuer SM Myers CE Akuffo KO Nolan JM . Supplementation with three different macular carotenoid formulations in patients with early age-related macular degeneration. Retina. 2014 Sep;34(9):1757-66
[PubMed ID: 24887490]
Klein BE Howard KP Iyengar SK Sivakumaran TA Meyers KJ Cruickshanks KJ Klein R . Sunlight exposure, pigmentation, and incident age-related macular degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Aug 14;55(9):5855-61
[PubMed ID: 25125603]
Klein R Myers CE Klein BE . Vasodilators, blood pressure-lowering medications, and age-related macular degeneration: the Beaver Dam Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2014 Aug;121(8):1604-11
[PubMed ID: 24793737]