Keith D. Carter, MD

Nationally Ranked Adult Care Badge

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and thank you for your interest in our department. Established in 1925, the eye department has a long history of providing outstanding care for our patients, conducting leading-edge, collaborative research, and educating the next generation of ophthalmologists and vision science researchers.

Keith D. Carter, MD

Lillian C. O'Brien and Dr. C.S. O'Brien Chair in Ophthalmology

Chairman and Department Executive Officer of Ophthalmology


Iowa Eye Alumni Reception @ ARVO 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:00pm to 9:30pm

The University of Iowa will be hosting alumni and friends for a social gathering during ARVO 2019! Join us to enjoy food and drink with colleagues and friends. Monday, April 29, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar Convention Centre Location 200 Burrard St, Vancouver Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can save space for you. To RSVP or for questions, contact or 319-384-8529

21st Annual Iowa Optometric Conference

Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:30am to 4:00pm

Join us for a full day of clinical and research updates from faculty at the University of Iowa.  The conference covers a variety of subspecialty areas and features presentations with practical applications in your optometric practice. A detailed program and registration form are coming soon. For information and to register, please contact  View the conference website: