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“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,...
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...