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The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is excited to announce our next class of resident ophthalmologists! These individuals – and future Hawkeyes – will be joining us as PGY1 interns in July 2019! More information about the University of Iowa Ophthalmology Residency...
Dr. Sara Downes joined the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service. After completion of the Orthoptics training program in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of...
A new surgical procedure performed by Retina specialist Dr. Stephen Russell at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has helped a 3-year-old with rare genetic disorder regain her vision. News coverage of the gene therapy treatment at: https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/blind-child-in-...
Professor of ophthalmology and visual fields expert Chris Johnson, PhD, received the American Academy of Optometry ’s highest honor. The Charles F. Prentice Medal Award was awarded to Johnson at the Academy’s 2018 Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Johnson is recognized as a world leader in the design...
The Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) organization recognized Arlene Drack, MD , with their 2018 Scientific Contribution Award. The award recognizes a physician or non-physician scientist who has made a significant scientific contribution in the field of ophthalmology. It was presented to Dr. Drack at...
James Folk, MD , professor of ophthalmology and vitreoretinal specialist, led a clinical research team at the University of Iowa as part of a multi-center clinical trial in patients with Uveitis. Funded by the National Eye Institute, the trial known as the POINT Trial compared treatments for...
A scientific association of glaucoma researchers selected University of Iowa professor of ophthalmology John Fingert, MD, PhD, for inclusion into membership. The Glaucoma Research Society is a prestigious group of glaucoma researchers who discuss and stimulate compelling or innovative research to...
Iowa Eye Alumni Reception The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences invites you to join our Iowa Eye Alumni Reception. Enjoy an evening with alumni, faculty, and friends. Plus, we'll celebrate Dr. Keith Carter's term as 2018 President of the AAO! AAO Annual Meeting 2018...
Resident ophthalmologist Brittni Scruggs, MD, PhD, recently returned from a two-week trip to the Tenwek Mission Hospital in Bomet, Kenya where she provided surgical and medical care alongside local eye specialists. Days were spent either in the operating room or in the eye clinic seeing patients...