Laura Kopplin, MD, PhD

  • Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology)
Laura Kopplin, MD, PhD


Laura Kopplin, MD, PhD, is a UW Health ophthalmologist who treats inflammatory eye conditions. Dr. Kopplin also is an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

When meeting a patient for the first time, Dr. Kopplin works hard to put together the patient’s entire story. The first appointment is often several hours long. It includes a full eye exam, a review of past medical records and a discussion about the condition and treatment options to help the patient.

Dr. Kopplin understands that serious eye conditions can cause fear and anxiety. She listens to her patients and helps them work through those feelings. She helps them understand what to expect with their treatments and future appointments.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Kopplin's research includes new treatments for autoimmune eye diseases.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Kopplin enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading science fiction books and traveling.

My goal for my patients is to control their eye disease and preserve their vision.

Languages spoken
  • English

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Ophthalmology
Medical School
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Uveitis and Ocular Immunology, Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR

  • Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR
  • Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

Areas of expertise

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retina, Macula and Vitreous Diseases
  • Uveitis