Mark E. Wilkinson, OD, FAAO

Portrait
Medical Director, UI Optical
Director, Vision Rehabilitation Service, UI Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Contact Information

Primary Office
11190A PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-356-8301

Education

BS, Zoology, Iowa State University
OD, Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry

Licensure and Certifications

Optometric Certification - National Board of Optometric Examiners
Iowa Optometrist Licensure (Permanent, Therapeutically Certified) - Iowa Board of Optometry

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration, Institute for Vision Research

Research Summary

Dr. Wilkinson's research interests are in two general areas; inherited eye diseases and driving with a reduction in visual functioning. Dr. Wilkinson works with Dr. Edwin Stone and the other researchers in the Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration (CFCMD) to evaluate and quantify the phenotypic differences in visual functioning of individuals with inherited eye diseases. Dr. Wilkinson is also working with the CFCMD on Project 3000, a study designed to genotype and phenotype all individuals in the United States with Leber's Congenital Amaurosis. In the area of driving with a reduction in visual functioning, Dr. Wilkinson recently worked with the FDA's Ophthalmic Device Division to evaluate how contrast sensitivity loss affects driving performance under mesopic lighting conditions. Driving performance was evaluated at the University of Iowa National Advanced Driving Simulator and Simulation Center (NADS). Additional studies Dr. Wilkinson will be involved with in the first quarter of 2007, which will also be contacted at NADS, include a study that will look at the driving behaviors of individuals who have experienced a permanent reduction in their visual fields from conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa and stroke. Another study will evaluate an advanced optics aspheric intraocular lens under night driving conditions. Finally, a study to evaluate the benefits of an advanced optics aspheric contact lens while driving is under development at this time.

Publications

(In Press). Low vision rehabilitation: An update. Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology. DOI: 10.1016/j.sjopt.2017.10.005.

Wilkinson, M. E., Shahid, K. S. (2017). Optics Review [Online Resource]. Iowa City, IA: EyeRounds, University of Iowa.

Braverman, N. E., Raymond, G. V., Rizzo, W. B., Moser, A. B., Wilkinson, M. E., Stone, E. M., Steinberg, S. J., Wangler, M. F., Rush, E. T., Hacia, J. G. & Bose, M. (2016). Peroxisome biogenesis disorders in the Zellweger spectrum: An overview of current diagnosis, clinical manifestations, and treatment guidelines. Mol Genet Metab, 117(3), 313-21. PMID: 26750748.

Wilkinson, M. E., Appel, S. D., DeCarlo, D. K., Flom, R. E. & Lewerenz, D. C. (2014). Position Paper on Clinical Low Vision Evaluation and Treatment of Students with Visual Impairments for Parents, Educators and Other Professionals. AAO.

Wilkinson, M. E., Appel, S. D., DeCarlo, D. K., Flom, R. E. & Lewerenz, D. C. (2014). Position Paper on Clinical Low Vision Evaluation and Treatment of Students with Visual Impairments for Parents, Educators and Other Professionals. American Academy of Optometry.

Wilkinson, M. E., Longmuir, S. Q. (2014). Iowa Vision Screening Guidelines.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2013). Current issues in vision rehabilitation. Insight, 38(3), 10-4, 29. PMID: 23984472.

Chen, J. J., Wilkinson, M. E. & Stone, E. M. (2013). Driving in the visually impaired: regulations and discussion.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2012). Diagnose and Manage Dementia’s Visual Dimensions. Optometric Management, 52-57.

Wilkinson, M. E., Brown, T. L. & Ahmad, O. (2012). The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS): Description and Capabilities in Vision Related Research. Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association Online edition, 83(6), 79-84.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2011). Response. (Vols. 82). (12), pp. 723. St Louis, MO: Optometry. PMID: 22108543.

Wilkinson, M. E., Olson, R. J. & Kuusisto, S. A. (2011). What Is Our Role In Promoting Literacy For Children Who are “Blind” or Visually Impaired?. Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association, 82(9), 503-504. PMID: 21871393.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2010). Contrast Sensitivity Testing: When Visual Acuity Testing Alone is Not Enough. Insight, 35(4), 26-27. PMID: 21189802.

Johnson, C. A., Wilkinson, M. E. (2010). Vision and driving: the United States. J Neuroophthalmol, 30(2), 170-6. PMID: 20523184.

Schultheis, M. T., Manning, K., Weisser, V., Blasco, A., Ang, J. & Wilkinson, M. E. (2010). Vision and driving in multiple sclerosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 91(2), 315-7. PMID: 20159138.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2010). Chapter 8. Clinical Low Vision Services. In A. L. Corn , J. N. Erin (Eds.) Foundations of low vision: clinical and functional perspectives. (2), pp. 238-95. New York: AFB Press.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2009). Essential Optics Review for the Boards. (2nd ed.) Coralville, IA: FEP International, Inc..

Siemsen, D. W., Wilkinson, M. E. (2009). Notes on low vision visual acuities, charts, and other stuff. AER Report, 24, 28.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2008). Sighted guide technique. Insight, 33(4), 19. PMID: 19227094.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2008). Educational Considerations for Children with Visual Impairments. Clinical & Refractive Optometry, 19(8), 243-247.

Folk, J. C., Wilkinson, M. E. (2008). Protect Your Sight: How to Save Your Vision in the Epidemic of Macular Degeneration. (2) FEP International, Inc.

Brinig, M. F., Wilkinson, M. E., Daly, J., Jogerst, J. & Stone, E. M. (2007). Vision Standards for Licensing and Driving. Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association, 78(9), 439-445. PMID: 17765855.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2006). Essential Optics Review for the Boards. Coralville, IA: FEP International, Inc..

Folk, J. C., Wilkinson, M. E. (2006). Protect Your Sight: How to Save Your Vision in the Epidemic of Macular Degeneration. Coralville, IA: FEP International, Inc..

(2006). A Review of Low Vision Rehabilitation. Pacific University College of Optometry Web based continuing education course.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2006). Educational Considerations for Children with Visual Impairments. Clinical & Refractive Optometry, 17(10), 366-371.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2006). Evaluating Children with Visual Impairments: Who, Why and How. Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology, 20(1), 46-53.

Brinig, M. E., Wilkinson, M. E., Daly, J., Joergst, J. & Stone, E. M. (2005). Standards for Licensing and Driving. Law & Economics Abstracts, Working Paper Series, 10(46).

Wilkinson, M. E. (2005). Low Vision Management of Children with Visual Impairments. Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology, 19(4), 179-186.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2005). Low Vision Rehabilitation - Who, When and How. Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology, 19(2), 117-124.

Wilkinson, M. E., Longmuir, S. Q. (2005). Iowa Vision Screening Guidelines.

Wilkinson, M. E., Trantham, C. S. (2004). Characteristics of Children Evaluated at a Pediatric Low Vision Clinic: 1981-2003. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 98(11), 693-702. PMID: 922II-0002.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2004). The Benefits of Early Introduction to Low Vision Rehabilitation Services. EnVision.

Healy, D. L., Craig, J. E., Wilkinson, C. H., Stone, E. M. & Mackey, D. A. (2004). Attitudes to predictive DNA testing for myocilin glaucoma: experience with a large Australian family. Journal of Glaucoma, 13(4), 304-11. PMID: 15226659.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2003). Helping Your Patients Understand the Myth, Realities of Visual Impairment. Aging and Vision, 15(2).

Wilkinson, M. E. (2003). Low vision rehabilitation: a concise overview. Insight, 28(4), 111-9. PMID: 14753024.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2003). When Is It Appropriate to Stop Driving Due to Vision Impairment?. Aging and Vision, 15(2).

Mackey, D. A., Healy, D. L., Fingert, J. H., Coote, M. A., Wong, T. L., Wilkinson, C. H., McCartney, P. J., Rait, J. L., de Graaf, A. P., Stone, E. M. & Craig, J. E. (2003). Glaucoma Phenotype in Pedigrees With the Myocilin Thr377Met Mutation. Arch Ophthalmol, 121(8), 1172-80. PMID: 12912696.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2003). Driving with a visual impairment: new guidelines are needed. Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association, 74(1), 10-Jul. PMID: 12539886.

Wilkinson, C. H., van der Straaten, D., Craig, J. E., Coote, M. A., McCartney, P. J., Stankovich, T., Stone, E. M. & Mackey, D. A. (2003). Tonography demonstrates reduced facility of outflow of aqueous humor in myocilin mutation carriers. J Glaucoma, 12(3), 237-42. PMID: 12782842.

Wilkinson, M. E., Trantham, C. S. & Koenig, A. J. (2002). Achieving Functional Literacy for Children with Visual Impairments. Visual Impairment Research, 3(2), 85-95.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2002). Educational Considerations for Children with Visual Impairments. Practical Optometry, 13(2), 42-46+66.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2001). Ceroid lipofuscinosis, neuronal 3, Juvenile-Batten disease: case report and literature review. Optometry, 72(11), 724-8. PMID: 12363260.

Clark, A. F., Steely, H. T., Dickerson, J. E., English-Wright, S., Stropki, K., McCartney, M. D., Jacobson, N., Shepard, A. R., Clark, J. I., Matsushima, H., Peskind, E. R., Leverenz, J. B., Wilkinson, C. W., Swiderski, R. E., Fingert, J. H., Sheffield, V. C. & Stone, E. M. (2001). Glucocorticoid induction of the glaucoma gene MYOC in human and monkey trabecular meshwork cells and tissues. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 42(8), 1769-80. PMID: 11431441.

Wilkinson, M. E. (2000). Low Vision Devices: An Overview, Chapter 4. In F. M. D'Andrea , C. Farrenkopf (Eds.) Looking to Learn: Promoting Literacy for Students with Low Vision. American Foundation for the Blind.

Wilkinson, M. E., Stewart, I. W. & Trantham, C. S. (2000). The Iowa Model for Pediatric Low Vision Services. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 94(7), 446-452.

Wilkinson, M. E., Stewart, I. W. & Trantham, C. S. (2000). Iowa's pediatric low-vision services. Optometry, 71(1), 40-8. PMID: 10680417.

Wilkinson, M. E. (1998). Helping Your Patients Understand the Myth, Realities of Visual Impairment. EyeNet, 2(10), 26.

Wilkinson, M. E. (1998). Should Your Low Vision Patient Be Driving?. EyeNet, 2(9), 21.

Wilkinson, M. E. (1998). Tips on Managing Children With Low Vision. EyeNet, 2(8), 18.

Wilkinson, M. E. (1998). Driving with a visual impairment. Insight: The Journal of ASORN, 23(2), 48-52. PMID: 9866529.

Wilkinson, M. E. (1997). Evaluation and Management of Children with Visual Impairment. Practical Optometry, 8(4), 136-141.

Wilkinson, M. E. (1996). Clinical Examination of teh Visually Impaired, Chapter 8. In A. Corn , A. Koenig (Eds.) Foundations of Low Vision, Clinical and Functional Perspectives. American Foundation for the Blind.

Wilkinson, M. E., Stewart, I. W. (1996). Iowa's pediatric low vision services. J Am Optom Assoc, 67(7), 397-402. PMID: 8888865.

, Wilkinson, C. P., Hawkins, B. S., Javornik, N. B., Newhouse, M. M., Keller, J. A., Bressler, N. M., Bressler, S. B., Burgess, D. B., Fine, S. I., Hiner, C. J., Maguire, M. G., Orth, D. H., Folk, J. C., Kimura, A. E. & et al (1996). Five-Year follow-up of fellow eyes of individuals with ocular histoplasmosis and unilateral extrafoveal or juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularization. Archives of Ophthalmology, 114(6), 677-688. PMID: 8639078.

Wilkinson, M., Stewart, I. (1993). Characteristics of Students Evaluated at a Residential Schools Low-Vision Clinics, 1981-1991. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 87(6), 180–182.

Wilkinson, M. E., Stewart, I. W. (1993). Characteristics of Students Evaluated at a Residential School’s Low Vision Clinic: 1981 - 1991. Journal of Visual Rehabilitation and Blindness, 87(6), 180-182.

Wilkinson, M. E. (1993). Mercy's Vision Rehabilitation Institute: A Hospital Based Low Vision Service. Journal of Vision Rehabilitation, 7(1), 17-22.