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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...
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...
Friday, September 04, 2015 Daniel Bettis, MD has joined the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as an Clinical Assistant Professor with our Glaucoma service. Dr. Bettis recently completed his Glaucoma Fellowship at the Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He specializes in glaucoma...
Monday, August 10, 2015 UI Ophthalmologist, Erin Shriver, MD, was selected for the 2015 Emerging Leader Award by Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) . The organization met for its Summer Symposium on August 6-9 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Shriver has served as the WIO Summer Symposium Chair and has been a...
Monday, July 20, 2015 Residents and fellows from the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences recently partnered with the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic ( ICFMC ) to offer a Diabetic Eye Disease Screening Day. The 1Ž2 day event provided needed eye screening for over fifty...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 Two University of Iowa Ophthalmology faculty have been honored for their service to the profession by national organizations. Dr. John Fingert has been recognized for his service and contributions to ophthalmic research by being named a Fellow of the Association for Research...
Monday, July 13, 2015 A former resident from the Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Andrew Doan, was awarded the 2015 Early Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. The award honors College of Medicine graduates of the past 20 years who have...
Monday, July 06, 2015 A preclinical study by IVR researchers has found that there is an adverse immune response to allogenic subretinal stem cell transplantation. There have been a number of recent studies on stem cell strategies focused on replacement of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells and...