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 27 physicians, 7 optometrists, and 5 faculty vision scientists whose mission is to improve, restore and preserve sight.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.learn more
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.learn more
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.learn more
Recent NewsSee All News
Generous Endowment Renames Advanced Ocular Imaging Program to Honor Dennis P. Han, MD
December 14, 2020
A grateful donor has established an endowment to honor the legacy of Dr. Dennis P. Han, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. It renames the prestigious Advanced Ocular Imaging Program at MCW as the “Dennis P. Han, MD Advanced Ocular Imaging Program."
Dr. Joseph Besharse to retire as Research Director of the Eye Institute effective June 30
June 22, 2020
Joseph Besharse, PhD, FARVO, will retire from his role as Marjorie & Joseph Heil Professor in Ophthalmology and Research Director of the Froedtert and MCW Eye Institute effective June 30, 2020.
Dr. Gerald J. Harris Presents Named Lecture at UCLA Stein Eye Institute
March 30, 2020
Dr. Gerald J. Harris gave the Jack Rootman Lectureship in Orbital Disease at the UCLA Orbital Center Master’s Symposium & Dissection Workshop at UCLA Stein Eye Institute.
Ophthalmology hosts Bench to Bedside event for students at all three campuses
February 20, 2020
The Department of Ophthalmology recently hosted a Bench to Bedside event for Medical College of Wisconsin students.
FDA Approves TEPEZZA™ for the Treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease in Adults
January 30, 2020
The FDA approved TEPEZZA™ for the treatment of thyroid eye disease (TED) in adults. Medical College of Wisconsin researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences participated in both clinical trials leading to the drug’s approval.
Dr. Kenneth Simons Re-elected Chair of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board
January 21, 2020
Kenneth B. Simons, MD, has been re-elected chair of the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board.
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Milwaukee, WI 53226
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