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Iowa KidSight reached a milestone this week of extending vision screenings to over 500,000 children! Also noteworthy is that 29,328 (5.87%) of those children have required referral to an eye doctor. Four-and-a-half-year-old Maylee Rose Allen received the milestone screening. A celebration is being...
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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...