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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)

Adult and Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery

Diabetic Retinopathy

Evaluation and Treatment of Vitreoretinal Disease

Intravitreal Injections

Macular Hole/Epiretinal Membrane

Ocular Tumor (including Choroidal Melanoma)


Repair Detached Retina

Retina, Macula and Vitreous Diseases

Surgery for Diabetic Eye Disease


Freeport Memorial Hospital
(815) 599-6290 | | Map
Janesville Medical Center - Mercyhealth East
(608) 756-7110 | | Map
University Station Clinic
(608) 263-7171 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

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, Canada

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Weinlander EJ Wang AL Jaru-Ampornpan P Altaweel MM Nork TM TWO CASES OF ACUTE RETINAL NECROSIS DUE TO VARICELLA ZOSTER DESPITE PRIOR SHINGLES VACCINATION. Retin Cases Brief Rep . 2019 Summer;13(3):241-243
[PubMed ID: 28291069]
Boeke PS Altaweel MM Reservoir Technique: A Novel Method for Pressure-Controlled Silicone Oil Infusion Using the Constellation Vitrectomy System. Retina . 2019 Apr 24;
[PubMed ID: 30681642]
Thorne JE Sugar EA Holbrook JT Burke AE Altaweel MM Vitale AT Acharya NR Kempen JH Jabs DA Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial Research Group. Periocular Triamcinolone vs. Intravitreal Triamcinolone vs. Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant for the Treatment of Uveitic Macular Edema: The PeriOcular vs. INTravitreal corticosteroids for uveitic macular edema (POINT) Trial. Ophthalmology . 2019 Feb;126(2):283-295
[PubMed ID: 30269924]
Holmen IC Oakey Z Altaweel MM Von Hippel-Lindau Incidentally Diagnosed in Evaluation of Sporadic Aniridia. Ophthalmology . 2018 May;125(5):663
[PubMed ID: 29681293]
Scott IU VanVeldhuisen PC Ip MS Blodi BA Oden NL Altaweel M Berinstein DM SCORE2 Investigator Group. Comparison of Monthly vs Treat-and-Extend Regimens for Individuals With Macular Edema Who Respond Well to Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Medications: Secondary Outcomes From the SCORE2 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Ophthalmol . 2018 Apr 1;136(4):337-345
[PubMed ID: 29476687]
Writing Committee for the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial and Follow-up Study Research Group. Kempen JH Altaweel MM Holbrook JT Sugar EA Thorne JE Jabs DA Association Between Long-Lasting Intravitreous Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant vs Systemic Anti-inflammatory Therapy and Visual Acuity at 7 Years Among Patients With Intermediate, Posterior, or Panuveitis. JAMA . 2017 May 16;317(19):1993-2005
[PubMed ID: 28477440]
[PubMed ID: 28118286]
Altaweel MM Gangaputra SS Thorne JE Dunn JP Elner SG Jaffe GJ Kim RY Rao PK Reed SB Kempen JH MUST Research Group. 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 Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial and Follow-up Study Research Group. 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 Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Research Group. 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 Comparison of Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT) Research Group. Comparison of Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials CATT Research Group. 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]
Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Research Group. 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 MUST Trial Research Group. 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 MUST Trial Research Group. 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 Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network. 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 SCORE Study Research Group. 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]