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On Tuesday, March 5, the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine honored 20 faculty members at the Wall of Scholarship Induction Ceremony. The Wall of Scholarship was established to highlight biomedical research by acknowledging a distinct group of current UI Carver College of Medicine...
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences added a new ophthalmologist to our Retina and Vitreous, and Ocular Oncology Services. Assistant professor Elaine Binkley, MD , specializes in the treatment of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. She also has...
The University of Iowa and the UI Institute for Vision Research announced today that Alice and John Butler of Dubuque, Iowa, have given $5 million to accelerate progress toward treatments for blinding eye diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. The gift will establish the Alice L. and...
The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is excited to announce our next class of resident ophthalmologists! These individuals – and future Hawkeyes – will be joining us as PGY1 interns in July 2019! More information about the University of Iowa Ophthalmology Residency...
Dr. Sara Downes joined the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service. After completion of the Orthoptics training program in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of...
A new surgical procedure performed by Retina specialist Dr. Stephen Russell at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has helped a 3-year-old with rare genetic disorder regain her vision. News coverage of the gene therapy treatment at: https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/blind-child-in-...
Professor of ophthalmology and visual fields expert Chris Johnson, PhD, received the American Academy of Optometry ’s highest honor. The Charles F. Prentice Medal Award was awarded to Johnson at the Academy’s 2018 Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Johnson is recognized as a world leader in the design...
The Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) organization recognized Arlene Drack, MD , with their 2018 Scientific Contribution Award. The award recognizes a physician or non-physician scientist who has made a significant scientific contribution in the field of ophthalmology. It was presented to Dr. Drack at...