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 29 physicians, 7 optometrists, and 5 faculty vision scientists whose mission is to improve, restore and preserve sight.  

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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

  • November 6, 2019

    7:00 am–8:00 am

    Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

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    Neda Esmaili, MD | Faculty Development in the Department of Ophthalmology

  • December 4, 2019

    7:00 am–8:00 am

    Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

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    Iris Kassem, MD, PhD | Ocular Findings in Fabry Disease: More Than Just Cornea Verticillata

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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