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Dale K. Heuer, MD

Dale K. Heuer, MD

Chair, Professor
Chair of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin; Director of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute

"My goal for my patients is that they will be well-informed about their diagnosis and treatment options and that their care is based on the best-available evidence-based testing and treatments. Furthermore, by my participation in medical education, research and leadership, my goal is that the care my colleagues and I can provide tomorrow will be better than the care we can provide today."

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(414) 955-2020




  • Ophthalmology

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Zablocki VA Medical Center

Patient Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English

Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Glaucomas
  • Congenital, Infantile, and Pediatric Glaucomas
  • Hypotony
  • Ocular Hypertension

Treatments & Services

  • Glaucoma Surgical Complications
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma

Clinic Locations

Eye Institute - Froedtert

925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee WI,  53226
(414) 955-2020
Fax:(414) 955-6300
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Dr. Dale K. Heuer received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and a two-year National Research Service Award-funded glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine. He served on the full-time faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine (1984-1986) and University of Southern California School of Medicine (1986-1997). Since 1997, Dr. Heuer has been professor and chair of ophthalmology at MCW, where he also serves as the director of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute.

He has published extensively on the use of conventional filtering procedures with newer aqueous shunt procedures and wound-healing modulation for the management of glaucomas with poor surgical prognoses. Dr. Heuer has participated in several glaucoma clinical trials, including three landmark studies on various treatment effectiveness and options; he is also one of the three vice chairs of the National Eye Institute-sponsored Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study.

Dr. Heuer currently serves in the following capacities: board director for the American Board of Ophthalmology; member-at-large on the American Glaucoma Society Board of Directors; member of the Safety & Data Monitoring Committees of the Ahmed-Baerveldt Comparison Study and Primary Tube Versus Trabeculectomy Study; and consulting member of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Ophthalmic Device Panel. He was the founding board chair and former board member for Friends for Health in Haiti.


Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - Northwestern University Medical School - Chicago, IL (1978)
  • Ophthalmology Residency  - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (1979-1982)
  • Glaucoma Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Miami, FL (1982-1984)