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Comic book artist Phillip Hester relies on his vision while creating his artwork. For the past 30 years, his written and artistic materials have been featured in popular titles such as Wonder Woman, Ant-Man, Batman Beyond, and more. A change in health led Hester to seek care for vision issues he...
ARVO Annual Meeting. May 7-11, 2017, Baltimore, MD Presentations and Posters from The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Don’t miss our presentations and posters at ARVO. Below is a list of the various offerings from our researchers. We look forward to seeing you...
The Department or Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences received the 2016 Commitment to Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). This annual award recognizes an ophthalmology training department and its leadership for outstanding support of the Academy’s Ambassador Program. The...
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and UI Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research concluded a successful philanthropic campaign that saw $127 million raised toward our mission. The amount exceeded the department and Wynn Institute’s ambitious $125 million goal set nearly...
Clinical Research at UI The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has a group of certified and trained staff conducting clinical research within the Eye Clinic. These team members help our physicians identify, recruit, and follow patients in clinical trials involving treatments,...
The 2016 Fall-2017 Winter issue of Iowa Vision is available here
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 patient...
IDx, LLC, the diagnostic algorithm company founded by University of Iowa retina physician Dr. Michael D. Abramoff, took an important step forward by joining a major imaging collaboration led by IBM. The IBM Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative brings together leading health systems, medical...
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 the...
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 be...