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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...
The University of Iowa has been awarded an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support vision research activities conducted by the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences. Grant funding runs through 2021 and provides $115,000 in support this year. “We are thrilled...
Consider a safe and effective alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses. Join us for a free presentation and discussion on the benefits of laser vision correction. UI Health Care eye surgeon Kenneth Goins, MD, will- Explain the procedure options in detail Demonstrate the outcomes you can...
Lindsay Wagner Pronk, BCO, BADOLindsay Wagner Pronk, BCO, BADO, joins the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology as our new ocularist.
One of the most traumatic life events any individual can face is losing a child – especially an infant. It is a heartbreaking loss that seems senseless and unnatural. Many families find donation can help with the journey of grief and loss, but unfortunately, there are limited donation opportunities for families who lose an infant. Their organs, eyes, and tissues are typically not developed enough to be used for transplant.
The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has a long history of providing eye care to veterans from across Iowa and beyond. Our physicians and vision specialists treat patients at the Iowa City VA Health Care System and the VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des...
Distinguished guests joined faculty and staff of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences for an Investiture Ceremony recognizing the department’s commitment to ophthalmic education and vision research. Three faculty accepted endowed positions created through the generosity of grateful...
Iowa Eye Alumni Reception Join University of Iowa alumni and colleagues for food, drinks, and a great view of "The Windy City"! When: Sunday, October 16, 2016 | 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Where: Swissotel Chicago - Edelweiss Penthouse 323 East Upper Wacker Drive - 43rd Floor RSVP to 319-384-8529 or joe-...
Dr. Drack will head a task force within AAPOS with the goal of educating pediatric ophthalmologists about genetic testing and gene therapy, and learning from pediatric ophthalmologists across the country how best to assist them with the evaluation of their genetic eye disease patients.
Ian Han, MD, joins the Retina and Vitreous Service as an assistant professor of ophthalmology.