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The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is pleased to announce the addition of two new faculty members to the eye care team. Dr. Nathaniel Sears joins the Glaucoma Service where he specializes in glaucoma surgery and procedures including trabeculectomy, tube shunts,...
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is pleased to again be considered one of the best in the country for eye care! U.S.News & World Report released their 2017-18 rankings of Best Hospitals for Ophthalmology with UI Hospitals and Clinics coming in at #6. A complete list of rankings and more...
This summer stargazers and the curious alike will enjoy a rare occurrence. A solar eclipse will be visible across the contiguous United States on Monday, August 21. On that day the moon will block out the sun while traveling over North America, including a total solar eclipse for a brief period...
Ophthalmologists and alumni from around the Midwest and across the U.S. gathered in June for the 2017 Iowa Eye Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion. The meeting featured an impressive lineup of renowned speakers, stimulating talks and interesting cases ( recording below ). Attendees had a great time...
Dr. James Folk was elected as President of the Macula Society at the society’s annual meeting in Singapore. Founded in 1977, the Macula Society has nearly 450 national and international members who specialize in retinal vascular and macular diseases. Membership is very competitive with only about...
World Orthoptic Day, June 5, 2017 Tara Bragg, CO, is an Orthoptist for the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, as well as the director of the Orthoptic Training Program. The Orthoptic Training Program at the University of Iowa is the longest running program in the...
This week we celebrated philanthropy here at the University of Iowa, and especially in our Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and the Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research. “Phil” (Philanthropy) highlights the impact of giving on an our area, as well as allows us to thank...