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Several alumni, faculty, and former faculty from the University of Iowa were recognized in 2017 for their significant achievements in ophthalmology and retina subspecialty. Each individual listed is a Charter Inductee of the Retina Hall of Fame. - Gary Abrams, MD (ʻ78F) - Christopher Blodi, MD (...
Survey results are in! Ophthalmology Times , a specialty publication for ophthalmologists, resumed its “Best Programs Survey” after a several year break and recently released the 2017 results. Ophthalmology department chairmen and residency program directors across the U.S. were surveyed for their...
Michael D. Abramoff, MD, PhD , The Robert C. Watzke, MD, Professor of Retina Research, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, participated in two Congressional briefings on Wednesday, October 25, to show how research spurs the economy. Dr. Abramoff discussed his new technology developed to...
Dr. H. Culver Boldt, professor of ophthalmology and director of the Ocular Echography service, was selected as the 2017 Clinician of the Year by the University of Iowa Physicians (UIP). The award recognizes a clinician who most embodies those aspects of a truly great patient service provider,...
Dr. Stephen Russell, along with other doctors, patients and parents, presented results from a Phase 3 clinical trial to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel. The panel sought to evaluate a treatment developed by Spark Therapeutics and known as voretigene neparvovec for individuals...
“The Gene Doctors”, a new video special on Public Broadcasting Service, follows the lives of families impacted by hereditary diseases and doctors seeking new treatments through genetic medicine. The program features research taking place in the Institute for Vision Research at the University of...
AAO Annual Meeting. November 11-14, 2017, New Orleans, LA Presentations and Posters from The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Don’t miss our papers, posters, and workshops at AAO. Below is a list of the various offerings from our faculty. We look forward to...