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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...
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 & 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 & Clinics coming in at #6. A complete list of rankings and...
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...