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John Fingert, MD, PhD , The Hadley-Carver Chair in Glaucoma and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was awarded a grant from The Glaucoma Foundation to study glaucoma caused by exfoliation syndrome. The $60,000 award funds a project to study mitochondrial function (energy production) in...
University of Iowa Health Care researchers have received an $18 million grant to study a brain disorder that mostly affects young women during their childbearing years. The disease is called idiopathic intracranial hypertension, or IIH. IIH occurs when the pressure of the fluid that fills the space...
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has received an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) in the amount of $115,000 per year for five years. The funding was awarded based on a thorough review of criteria, including the department’s research activities,...
A Gene Therapy Update from the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Carver College of Medicine, and Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research at the University of Iowa The pharmaceutical company Spark Therapeutics recently announced FDA approval [1,2] of a gene therapy known as...
Department chair Keith D. Carter, M.D., FACS began his term as the 122nd president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) on January 1. Dr. Carter was elected to the position by the Academy’s community of ophthalmologists in recognition of his scientific leadership, international reputation...
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...