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Global Reach: Spotlight on Haiti

University of Iowa glaucoma specialist Dr. Dan Bettis recently traveled with a medical team to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti where he provided eye care and performed sight-saving surgeries. The team, comprised of experts from across the U.S., is committed to building training programs and improving...

Carter to lead American Academy of Ophthalmology

Keith Carter, MD, began his term as president-elect of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) on Jan. 1, following his election by the AAO membership of eye physicians and surgeons. Carter is professor and head of the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and...

Glaucoma: the “sneak thief of sight”

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. It has no symptoms and if left untreated, can lead to permanent vision loss or blindness. If detected early, before noticeable vision loss occurs, glaucoma can usually be controlled and severe vision loss can often...

Department receives key funding for vision research

The University of Iowa has been awarded an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support vision research activities conducted by the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences. Grant funding runs through 2021 and provides $115,000 in support this year. “We are...

The Road to Better Vision

Consider a safe and effective alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses.

Join us for a free presentation and discussion on the benefits of laser vision correction.

UI Health Care eye surgeon Kenneth Goins, MD, will-

Explain the procedure options in detail Demonstrate the...

New Ocularist Service

Lindsay Wagner Pronk, BCO, BADOLindsay Wagner Pronk, BCO, BADO, joins the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology as our new ocularist.

Looking for answers in the eyes of an infant

One of the most traumatic life events any individual can face is losing a child – especially an infant. It is a heartbreaking loss that seems senseless and unnatural. Many families find donation can help with the journey of grief and loss, but unfortunately, there are limited donation opportunities for families who lose an infant. Their organs, eyes, and tissues are typically not developed enough to be used for transplant.

Meeting the vision needs of veterans: today and tomorrow

The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has a long history of providing eye care to veterans from across Iowa and beyond. Our physicians and vision specialists treat patients at the Iowa City VA Health Care System and the VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des...