Ophthalmology/Eye Institute

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 Mark S. Ruttum, MD
 Professor of Ophthalmology
 Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Section
 Phone: (414) 955-2020
 FAX: (414) 955-6300
 E-mail: mruttum@mcw.edu

The Eye Institute               The Eye Institute - West
925 N. 87th St.                  2315 E. Moreland Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI. 53226     Waukesha, WI 53186








Patient Care Emphasis

  • Strabismus
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Genetics
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Eye Movement Abnormalities

Current Research Interests

  • Atropine versus occlusion for treatment of amblyopia
  • Early Surgery for Infantile Esotropia
  • Vision Screening of Children

Honors and Society Memberships

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America: Midwest Region, 1996-present
  • Member, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Post Graduate Training

  • Internship, Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin - Eye Institute, Milwaukee, WI
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Recent Publications

Ruttum MS, Harris GJ. Superior oblique myectomy and trochlear resection for superior oblique myokymia. Am J Ophthalmol. 2009 Oct;148(4):563-5. Epub 2009 Jul 1.

Kim JE, Ruttum MS, Koeberl MJ, Hassemer EL, Sidjanin DJ. Genetic and clinical evaluation of juvenile retinoschisis. J AAPOS. 2009 Apr;13(2):215-7.

Ruttum MS, Covert DJ. The effect of colored crowding bars on the HOTV visual acuity test in amblyopic patients. J AAPOS. 2008 Aug;12(4):361-4.

Ruttum MS, Reis LM, Semina EV. Application of genetic approaches to ocular disease. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2006 Aug;53(4):751-65. Review.

Ruttum MS, Dahlgren M. Comparison of the HOTV and Lea symbols visual acuity tests in patients with amblyopia. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2006 May-Jun;43(3):157-60.

Ruttum MS, Poll J. Unilateral retinal nerve fiber myelination with contralateral amblyopia. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Jan;124(1):128-30.

Kim JE, Ruttum MS. Neurofibromatosis type 2 in an infant presenting with visual impairment confirmed by genetic mutation analysis. Retina. 2005

Ruttum MS, Kivlin JD, Hong P. Outcome of surgery for esotropia in children with down syndrome. Am Orthopt J. 2004;54:98-101.

Hartmann EE, Dobson V, Hainline L, Marsh-Tootle W, Quinn GE, Ruttum MS, Schmidt PP, Simons K; Maternal and Child Health Bureau and national Eye Institute Task Force on Vision Screening in the Preschool Child. Preschool vision screening: summary of a task force report. Ophthalmology. 2001 Mar;108(3):479-86.

Kushner BJ, Biglan AW, Gillies WE, Rubin SE, Ruttum MS, Simon JW. A case of esotropia associated with gaze limitation after 9 previous surgical procedures. Binocul Vis Strabismus Q. 2001;16(2):112-8.

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