Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the Eye Institute

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Welcome to the Eye Institute

The Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute, a national leader as a full-service academic ophthalmology center, is home to 32 physicians and five faculty vision scientists whose mission is to improve, restore and preserve sight. 

Resident training at the Eye Institue

About Us

Since we opened our doors more than 40 years ago, the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute has been home to the clinics, surgical centers and research laboratories of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. 

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Ways To Give

With donor support, we remain among the preeminent eye research centers in the country and continue to generate vital information in the worldwide effort to cure blinding eye disease. 

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Ophthalmic Education

Through our medical student, residency, fellowship and didactic programs, we are teaching regional doctors as well as the next generation of eye care providers, researchers and surgeons.

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Advancing Eye Care

As a regional source for state-of-the-art medical knowledge about eye disease and treatment, our doctors are recognized nationally and internationally for advances in eye care.

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Translational Vision Research

As a leader in clinical and translational research, vision science research at MCW supports a solid platform for innovation, collaboration and discovery.

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Seminars & Events

  • April 3, 2019

    7:00 am–8:00 am

    Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

    Eye Institute

    Surgical Aspects of Ocular Gene Therapy: The Casey Eye Institute Experience | Andreas K. Lauer, MD

  • April 28, 2019 – May 2, 2019

    Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting

    Vancouver, BC

    ARVO 2019 will have the theme “From bench to bedside and back.” Mark your calendar and make plans to join ARVO in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2019.

  • May 1, 2019

    7:00 am–8:00 am

    Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

    Eye Institute

    The Use of Modern Simulation Techniques in Surgical Training During Ophthalmology Residency and Beyond | John Suson, MD

  • June 5, 2019

    7:00 am–8:00 am

    Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

    Eye Institute

    New Controversies in Neuro-Ophthalmology | Eric R. Eggenberger, DO

Contact Ophthalmology

For patient care inquires, call us at (414) 955-2020 or use MyChart. Email is for research and education inquiries only.

Eye Institute Location

925 N. 87th St.

Milwaukee, WI 53226



(414) 955-2020

(414) 955-6166 (fax)


Continuing Medical Education

Mary Schafer


(414) 955-7840


Medical Education Coordinator

Leslie Bencivenga


Refer to Us - Consultation requests

Physician Referral Form (PDF)

Fax to (414) 955-6064


Emergent Requests

Within 48 hours call

(414) 955-2020


Clinical Research

Vesper Williams


(414) 955-7862


Advanced Ocular Imaging Program


(414) 955-2647

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