Events and News Releases

Expanding Eye Screening in Rural Communities

Dr. Liu received $4.4 million in funding through a National Institutes of Health/ National Eye Institute (NIH/ NEI) UG1 grant for her I-TRUST Study (Implementation of Teleophthalmology in Rural Health Systems Study).

Reedsburg Launches a Teleophthalmology Program!

Despite COVID-19 Reedsburg Area Medical Center successfully launches their teleophthalmology program in September 2020.

Eye Care During COVID-19

Tune in to hear Dr. Liu discuss eye care during COVID-19 during her segment with Wisconsin Public Radio!

Picture of eye being taken by camera in clinic

Fort HealthCare Launches Teleophthalmology!

Fort HealthCare now offers teleophthalmology at its Integrated Family Health Clinic in Fort Atkinson.

Women's Night Out Community Health Fair

Dr. Liu and members from the research team performed photo demonstrations on 76 attendees in 2019.

Channel 15 News Feature

Dr. Liu and our Diabetic Patient Advisory Council member Jeff Fairchild speaking about our telehealth program on Channel 15!

Project featured on Channel 3000 Live

Check out Dr. Liu speaking about our program on News 3 Now!

Community outreach

Dr. Liu describing the eye photo to a group of kids at the Touched Twice Community Clinic in New Lisbon. A total of 55 adults and kids were photographed at the Touched Twice Clinic on August 3rd and Sharing Supper in Mauston on June 27th

A Vision for Rural Eye Care

Check out how our project is promoting the Wisconsin Idea and making eye care more accessible in rural Wisconsin.

Touched Twice Free Community Health Clinic

Volunteers helping out at the Touched Twice Free Community Health Clinic in New Lisbon where attendees were taught how to use the eye photo camera

Wisconsin Doctors Episode on CW57

Wisconsin Doctors is a segment that discusses the latest health care offerings in South Central Wisconsin

Filming of Wisconsin Doctors Episode

Women's Night Out Community Health Fair

The team from the UW Specialty Clinic at the Mile Bluff Medical Center performed photo demonstrations on 86 attendees in 2016 and 66 attendees in 2017

Dr. Liu and team at health fair booth

Saving Sight Session

Dr. Liu spoke about diabetic eye disease and the uses of teleophthalmology in this seminar series at UW-Madison

beginning slide for Saving Sight Session at UW Madison given by Dr. Liu

Emerging Vision Scientists Congressional Reception

Our Principal Investigator, Dr. Liu, presented the project to Wisconsin’s legislators to emphasize the importance of supporting young researchers.

Yao Liu and Wisconsin representatives presenting project to Congressional representative

Project Featured on Channel 3000 News 3

Check out Dr. Liu speaking about the need for accessible screening for diabetic eye disease.

Dr. Liu speaking on a news segment with the local news station

Wisconsin Public Radio

The Larry Meiller Show also featured the program on a segment.

eye being magnified by an iPad