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Darla Coullard, ophthalmic assistant, using the eSynchrony board. A New Way to Wait

A New Way to Wait

Dec 31 2019

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has implemented eSynchrony. With this visual communication tool, doctors, staff and technicians in a fast-paced clinic can nonverbally track patients by visually moving them through the steps of the process as they are being treated on a central screen.

Dave Seamons and dog Rare Eye Condition Revealed By Genetic Test

Rare Eye Condition Revealed By Genetic Test

Dec 27 2019

By 2018, Dave could barely see a pinpoint of light. He had been legally blind for three years due to optic neuropathy in both eyes. His body also felt like it was falling apart, and his unexplained collection of symptoms—including numbness in his limbs and difficulty walking—puzzled many physicians.

A Vision – For Better Eye Care

A Vision – For Better Eye Care

Dec 26 2019

In August of 2018, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) launched a teleophthalmology program in an effort to make diabetic eye examinations highly accessible to rural Wisconsin communities.

Stem Cells Saving Sight

Stem Cells Saving Sight

Dec 23 2019

Two decades after University of Wisconsin-Madison biologist James Thomson’s unprecedented achievement in lab-grown human embryonic cells, pediatric ophthalmologist David Gamm, MD, PhD, is fighting blindness through generating ‘spare parts’ of human eyes, on the foundation of Thomson’s leading stem-cell work.