Iowa Eye

Iowa Eye Annual Meeting

Iowa Eye Annual Meeting & Alumni Reunion

Friday & Saturday, June 9-10, 2017
Iowa City, IA

Join us for a continuing education opportunity covering the latest advances in the diagnosis and management of cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases, and other conditions. Skill-building workshops, case discussions, and research updates round out a program geared toward general ophthalmologists and subspecialists alike.

Several activities will allow participants to network and socialize with colleagues, alumni, faculty, and trainees. We will recognize Iowa’s class of 2007 and welcome all alumni back for this annual event.


Guest Speakers:

John Hart, Jr., MD, FACS

Associates in Ophthalmology, Farmington Hills, MI

(Wolfe Foundation Lecturer)


Mark Humayun, MD, PhD

USC Roski Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA

(Alson E. Braley Lecturer)


Ronald Pelton, MD, PhD, FACS

Private practice, Colorado Springs, CO

(Wolken Family Ethics Lecturer)


Plus, additional guest and faculty speakers

Registration and conference information:

Joe Schmidt at 319-384-8529 or

A limited number of discounted rooms are available at the Coralville Marriott Hotel until May 18th. To reserve one, call 319-688-4000 and reference “Iowa Eye Meeting”.  Additional hotel/area information at

The Iowa Eye Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion program








2017 Iowa Eye Meeting Program

Meeting Registration Form


7:45 am Registration (Braley Auditorium, 01136 Pomerantz Family Pavilion)
Continental Breakfast (Room 11173 Pomerantz Family Pavilion)

8:30 am Welcome Remarks, Richard J. Olson, MD

8:35 am P.J. Leinfelder Award Presentations, Michael D. Wagoner, MD, PhD

8:55 am Introduction of Braley Lecture, Elliott H. Sohn, MD

9:00 am Alson E. Braley Lecture: “Advanced Implants for Ophthalmology”, Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD

9:45 am “An Algorithm for the Workup of Infantile / Congenital Nystagmus”, Arlene V. Drack, MD

10:00 am Break (Room 11173 PFP)

10:30 am “Progress in Curing Inherited Retinal Diseases”, Elliott H. Sohn, MD

10:55 am Introduction to Wolken Ethics Lecture, Keith D. Carter, MD

11:00 am Wolken Ethics Lecture: “Ethics and Leadership in Ophthalmology”, Ronald W. Pelton, MD, PhD, FACS

11:45 am State of the Department, Keith D. Carter, MD

12:05 pm Lunch (Melrose Dining Rooms)

1:05 pm “Tablet-based Visual Field Screening: There Really is an App for that”, Chris A. Johnson, MSc, PhD, DSc

1:25 pm Introduction of Wolfe Foundation Lecture, A. Tim Johnson, MD, PhD

1:30 pm Wolfe Foundation Lecture: “Diagnosis and Management of Malpositioned IOLs”, John C. Hart, Jr., MD

2:15 pm “Man's Best Friend? A Survey of Data Concerning Dog Bite Risk and Prevention”, Ronald W. Pelton, MD, PhD, FACS

2:30 pm “Intracameral Agents in Anterior Segment Surgery”, Michael D. Griess, MD

2:45 pm “Pearls for Patients from the Carotenoids in Age Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS)”, Karen M. Gehrs, MD

3:00 pm Break (Room 11173 PFP)

3:30 pm “Going with the Flow“, Randy H. Kardon, MD, PhD

4:10 pm “#nailedit: Managing Ocular Nail Gun Injuries”, James G. Howard, MD

4:25 pm “From Fresh-and-New to Tried-and-True: Using both Digital and Traditional in Professional Advocacy”, Steven M. Christiansen, MD

4:40 pm Adjourn

5:00 pm UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Tours (Tentative)


8:30 am Continental Breakfast / Coffee Service (Room 11173 Pomerantz Family Pavilion)

9:00 am Concurrent Workshops and Case Presentations

  • Cataract, Glaucoma, and Anterior Segment (Braley Auditorium) | Moderator: A. Tim Johnson, MD, PhD and Daniel I. Bettis, MD
  • Retina and Neuro-ophthalmology (Blodi Conference Rooms 1 and 2) | Moderators: Elliott H. Sohn, MD and Matthew J. Thurtell, MBBS, MSc

10:00 am Break

10:30 am Concurrent Workshops and Case Presentations

11:30 am Adjourn


Thursday, June 8

7:00 pm Alumni Reception, Vesta Restaurant, Coralville (Iowa River Landing)

Friday, June 9

6:30 pm Iowa Eye Reception, Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Coralville

7:30 pm Iowa Eye Banquet, Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Coralville
Richard J.Olson, MD – Master of Ceremonies
F. Hunter Fuerste, MD – President of Iowa Eye Association

Saturday, June 10

1:30 pm Golf (scramble format), Finkbine Golf Course, Iowa City

ACCREDITATION:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Iowa Eye Association. The Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION:  The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE POLICY: Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.