Daniel I. Bettis, MD

Glaucoma Fellowship Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Contact Information

Primary Office
11190G Pomerantz Family Pavilion
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, Iowa 52242


BS, Psychology, Spanish, (Chemistry Minor), Harding University
MD, Medicine, University of Missouri at Columbia, School of Medicine
Resident, Internship in Internal Medicine, Residency in Ophthalmology, Chief Resident, University of Utah, John A. Moran Eye Center
Fellow, Glaucoma and Anterior Segment, University of Utah, John A. Moran Eye Center

Licensure and Certifications

ABO Certification - American Board of Ophthalmology


Janson, B. J., Alward, W. L., Kwon, Y. H., Bettis, D. I., Fingert, J. H., Provencher, L. M., Goins, K. M., Wagoner, M. D. & Greiner, M. A. (In Press). Glaucoma-associated corneal endothelial cell damage: A review. Survey of ophthalmology. PMID: 29146208.

Guo, Z., Kwon, Y. H., Lee, K., Wang, K., Wahle, A., Alward WLM,, Fingert, J. H., Bettis, D. I., Johnson, C. A., Garvin, M. K., Sonka, M. & Abràmoff, M. D. (2017). Optical Coherence Tomography Analysis Based Prediction of Humphrey 24-2 Visual Field Thresholds in Patients With Glaucoma. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 58(10), 3975-3985. PMID: 28796875.

Miller, M. A., Fingert, J. H. & Bettis, D. I. (2017). Genetics and genetic testing for glaucoma. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, 28(2), 133-138. DOI: 10.1097/icu.0000000000000344.

Bettis, D. I., Johnson, C. A. (2016). Update on Automated Perimetry. American Academy of Ophthalmology Focal Points: Clinical Practice Perspectives, 34(12), 1-13.

Bettis, D. I., Whitehead, J. J., Farhi, P. & Zabriskie, N. A. (2016). Intraocular Pressure Spike and Corneal Decompensation Following Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Patients With Exfoliation Glaucoma. Journal of Glaucoma, 25(4), e433-e437. PMID: 26550969.

Lenci, L. T., Bettis, D. I. (2016). Secondary Open-Angle Glaucoma Treated with Gonioscopy-Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy. EyeRounds.org.

Bettis, D. I., Crandall, A. S. (2015). Challenges of Lens Extraction in Eyes with Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma. Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today Europe, 2015(March), 1-3.

Swan, R. J., Byrd, J. M., Bettis, D. I. & Olson, R. J. (2015). Comparing consistency of clear corneal incisions using a traditional diamond keratome and a newly designed diamond keratome. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.), 2015, 1399-404. PMID: 26261415.

Zabriskie, N. A., Bettis, D. I. (2015). The Operating Microscope and Surgical Loupes. In A. Naseri (Eds.) Basic Principles of Ophthalmic Surgery. (3), pp. 63-84. San Francisco, CA: American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Bettis, D. I., Morshedi, R. G., Chaya, C., Goldsmith, J., Crandall, A. & Zabriskie, N. (2014). Trabeculectomy With Mitomycin C or Ahmed Valve Implantation in Eyes With Uveitic Glaucoma. Journal of glaucoma, 24(8), 591-599. PMID: 25393037.

Bettis, D. I., Allingham, R. R. & Wirostko, B. M. (2014). Systemic diseases associated with exfoliation syndrome. International ophthalmology clinics, 54(4), 15-28. PMID: 25171641.

Bettis, D. I., Hsu, M. & Moshirfar, M. (2012). Corneal collagen cross-linking for nonectatic disorders: a systematic review. Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995), 28(11), 798-807. PMID: 23347375.

Morshedi, R. G., Bettis, D. I., Moshirfar, M. & Vitale, A. T. (2012). Bilateral Acute Iris Transillumination Following Systemic Moxifloxacin for Respiratory Illness: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature. Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, 20(4), 266-272. DOI: 10.3109/09273948.2012.670359.

Sharma, A., Bettis, D. I., Cowden, J. W. & Mohan, R. R. (2010). Localization of angiotensin converting enzyme in rabbit cornea and its role in controlling corneal angiogenesis in vivo. Molecular vision, 16, 720-8. PMID: 20431722.