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The format for the department’s annual Resident and Fellow Research Day was a bit different this year but the event continued to deliver excellent research presentations. COVID-19 restrictions within University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics led the department to alter the event from an in-person...
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics collaborates with Kirkwood Community College on new ophthalmic assistant course The need for medical services and eye care continues to grow in Iowa as the state’s population ages. At the same time, a tight healthcare labor market is making it difficult to...
May 12, 2020, marked the 20th anniversary of our Iowa KidSight program! 37,265 vision screening sessions were conducted throughout Iowa 607,442 children were provided a free vision screening 35,823 (5.9%) of those children required referral to an eye doctor Positive Predictive Value = 85.02% Iowa...
Each year, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, honors six faculty and six staff at the University of Iowa for their extraordinary contributions and sustained record of excellence. Congratulations to Wanda Pfeifer, COMT, OC(C), CO, on being selected for the 2019-2020 Board of Regents Staff...
Congratulations to Resident, Tyler Quist, MD, and Oculoplastics Fellow, Brittany Simmons, MD, on their nominations for the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award! These nominations represent the dynamic and skilled approach to clinical teaching, a deep appreciation for these physician-educators and...
Iowa’s statewide professional association for physicians has new leadership from the field of ophthalmology. University of Iowa alumnus, Brian Privett, MD (‘11R) was installed as the 171st Iowa Medical Society (IMS) President. Privett practices ophthalmology at Iowa Eye Center in Cedar Rapids and...
Ophthalmologists undergo several years of advanced training on the visual system, but before they become eye care specialists they must attend medical school to become doctors. Specialty doctors seldom use their basic medical training once they have started practicing in their specialty area. Dr...
Congratulations to Edwin M. Stone, MD, PhD , director of the Institute for Vision Research , and professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, on being selected for The Ophthalmologist's 2020 Power List ! Each nomination celebrates an individual who has made a significant impact on the field,...
"I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our physicians on National Doctors' Day. Your dedication to serving our patients through clinical care or research is commendable. The collective efforts during this COVID-19 pandemic have allowed us to rapidly adapt to serve a select group of...
Resident ophthalmologist, Matthew Benage, MD, traveled to the Tenwek Mission Hospital in Bomet, Kenya, where he provided surgical and medical care alongside an American retina specialist and local eye specialists. During the two-week experience, the team had full clinical days treating 150-175...