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A team of UI and VA researchers recently published its work on infusing stem cells to help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eyes at risk for glaucoma
With over 32,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899, and an Association of American Universities member since 1909. Video of Health Care Undergraduate Research at the University of Iowa
The data in this study data suggest that peripheral retinal cryoablation therapy is an effective treatment for active pars planitis and may be better than conventional regional corticosteroid injections and oral corticosteroid therapy for induction of remission.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Ophthalmologists and alumni from across the country and around the globe returned to the University of Iowa for the 2016 Iowa Eye Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion. The educational program featured several named lectures delivered by Drs. Lisa Brothers Arbisser, Jane Bailey...
Friday, June 17, 2016 University of Iowa retinal specialists are leading the first randomized, controlled phase III gene therapy trial involving patients with RPE65 mutation-associated inherited retinal dystrophies. The study is investigating treatment with adeno-associated viral vector delivery of...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Arthur Makar, Executive Director of Fight for Sight, presented the organization’s 2016 Alumni Achievement Award to Dr. Vinit Mahajan (right). Vinit Mahajan, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Iowa, received the...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 IVR investigators have reported the discovery of a new genetic cause of retinitis pigmentosa. The gene TRNT1 is responsible for adding the CCA nucleotides to the 3' of tRNAs, and is therefore essential for translation of messenger RNAs into proteins. Severe genotypes in...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 The University of Iowa Ophthalmology faculty will be participating in a number of events at the AAO 2015 Annual Meeting in November. Print-friendly list Friday, November 13 Stone EM. "Genetics of AMD: Now and the Future" in Section X: Neovascular AMD [Subspecialty Day]...
Monday, September 14, 2015 Eight-year old Colton Barker from Sioux City, Iowa will be this week’s Kid Captain for the University of Iowa football game on September 19 th . Colton was treated by pediatric eye specialists at UI Hospitals and Clinics for retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the retina...