Richard J. Olson, MD

Portrait
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information

Primary Office: 11290-G PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-356-0382

Education

BA, Music; Minors in Chemistry and English, Brigham Young University
MD, University of Utah

Internship, Medicine/Ophthalmology, University of Utah
Resident, Ophthalmology, University of Iowa
Fellow, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

ABO Certification - American Board of Ophthalmology
State of Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medical Examiners
NBME Diplomate - National Board of Medical Examiners

Publications

Niles, P., Cohen, A. R., Larson, S. A., Olson, R. J. & Scott, W. E. (2015). A cost comparison study between recommendations from the American Optometric Association and recommendations from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus on the correction of hyperopia in children. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 19(4), e29. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2015.07.079.

Weed, M. C., Lambert, S. R., Larson, S. A., Olson, R. J., Longmuir, S. Q., DeLuca, A. P., Andorf, J. L., Stone, E. M. & Drack, A. V. (2015). Genetic testing for congenital cataracts. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 19(4), e18. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2015.07.038.

Kemp, P. S., Longmuir, S. Q., Gertsch, K. R., Larson, S. A., Olson, R. J., Langguth, A. M., Syed, N. & Oetting, T. A. (2015). Cataract surgery in children with uveitis: retrospective analysis of intraocular lens implantation with anterior optic capture. Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, 52(2), 119-25. PMID: 25608281.

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. Clin Ophthalmol, 2015, 1399-1404. PMID: 26261415.

Longmuir, S. Q., Pfeifer, W., Shah, S. S. & Olson, R. (2015). Validity of a layperson-administered Web-based vision screening test. Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 19(1), 29-32. PMID: 25727583.

Gertsch, K. R., Kitzmann, A., Larson, S. A., Olson, R. J., Longmuir, R. A., Sacher, B. A., Oetting, T. A. & Longmuir, S. Q. (2015). Description and validation of a structured simulation curriculum for strabismus surgery. Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 19(1), 3-5. PMID: 25727577.

Kang, J. H., Loomis, S. J., Yaspan, B. L., Bailey, J. C., Weinreb, R. N., Lee, R. K., Lichter, P. R., Budenz, D. L., Liu, Y., Realini, T., Gaasterland, D., Gaasterland, T., Friedman, D. S., McCarty, C. A., Moroi, S. E., Olson, L., Schuman, J. S., Singh, K., Vollrath, D., Wollstein, G., Zack, D. J., Brilliant, M., Sit, A. J., Christen, W. G., Fingert, J., Forman, J. P., Buys, E. S., Kraft, P., Zhang, K., Allingham, R. R., Pericak-Vance, M. A., Richards, J. E., Hauser, M. A., Haines, J. L., Wiggs, J. L. & Pasquale, L. R. (2014). Vascular tone pathway polymorphisms in relation to primary open-angle glaucoma. Eye (London, England), 28(6), 662-71. PMID: 24603425.

Winter, T. W., Olson, R. J., Larson, S. A., Oetting, T. A. & Longmuir, S. Q. (2014). Resident and Fellow Participation in Strabismus Surgery: Effect of Level of Training and Number of Assistants on Operative Time and Cost. Ophthalmology, 121(3), 797-801. PMID: 24268856.

Loomis, S. J., Kang, J. H., Weinreb, R. N., Yaspan, B. L., Cooke Bailey, J. N., Gaasterland, D., Gaasterland, T., Lee, R. K., Lichter, P. R., Budenz, D. L., Liu, Y., Realini, T., Friedman, D. S., McCarty, C. A., Moroi, S. E., Olson, L., Schuman, J. S., Singh, K., Vollrath, D., Wollstein, G., Zack, D. J., Brilliant, M., Sit, A. J., Christen, W. G., Fingert, J., Kraft, P., Zhang, K., Allingham, R. R., Pericak-Vance, M. A., Richards, J. E., Hauser, M. A., Haines, J. L., Pasquale, L. R. & Wiggs, J. L. (2014). Association of CAV1/CAV2 genomic variants with primary open-angle glaucoma overall and by gender and pattern of visual field loss. Ophthalmology, 121(2), 508-16. PMID: 24572674.

Gertsch, K. R., Larson, S. A., Longmuir, S. Q., Olson, R. J., Stone, E. M. & Drack, A. V. (2014). PAX6-associated congenital cataracts without aniridia. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 18(4), e29-e30. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2014.07.096.

McConnell, L. K., Winter, T. W., Olson, R. J. & Longmuir, S. Q. (2013). Inadvertent intrastromal injection of ophthalmic viscoelastic. (Vols. 17). (6), pp. 639-641. J AAPOS. PMID: 24210340.

Pasquale, L. R., Loomis, S. J., Weinreb, R. N., Kang, J. H., Yaspan, B. L., Bailey, J. C., Gaasterland, D., Gaasterland, T., Lee, R. K., Scott, W. K., Lichter, P. R., Budenz, D. L., Liu, Y., Realini, T., Friedman, D. S., McCarty, C. A., Moroi, S. E., Olson, L., Schuman, J. S., Singh, K., Vollrath, D., Wollstein, G., Zack, D. J., Brilliant, M., Sit, A. J., Christen, W. G., Fingert, J., Kraft, P., Zhang, K., Allingham, R. R., Pericak-Vance, M. A., Richards, J. E., Hauser, M. A., Haines, J. L. & Wiggs, J. L. (2013). Estrogen pathway polymorphisms in relation to primary open angle glaucoma: An analysis accounting for gender from the United States. Mol Vis, 19, 1471-81. PMID: 23869166.

Longmuir, S. Q., Pfeifer, W., Scott, W. E. & Olson, R. J. (2013). Effect of Occlusion Amblyopia After Prescribed Full-Time Occlusion on Long-Term Visual Acuity Outcomes. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus, 50(2), 94-101. PMID: 23205770.

Longmuir, S., Pfeifer, W., Coussens, T. & Olson, R. J. (2012). Usefulness of iris reactivity to light to determine the peak cycloplegia in hyperopic children. Insight, 37(1), 12-4, 30. PMID: 22439352.

Dumitrescu, A. V., Moga, D. C., Olson, R. J., Longmuir, S. Q. & Drack, A. V. (2012). Head posture in Down syndrome: Author reply. (Vols. 119). (5), pp. 1089-1090. Ophthalmology. PMID: 22551612.

Shah, S., Longmuir, S., Pfeifer, W. & Olson, R. J. (2012). Validity of a layperson-administered Web-based vision screening test for the detection of amblyopia in the home environment. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 16(1), e7-e8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2011.12.029.

Dumitrescu, A. V., Moga, D. C., Longmuir, S. Q., Olson, R. J. & Drack, A. V. (2011). Prevalence and characteristics of abnormal head posture in children with Down syndrome - a 20 year retrospective, descriptive review. Ophthalmology, 118(9), 1859-1864. PMID: 21665280.

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, 82(9), 503-504. PMID: 21871393.

Longmuir, S. Q., Mathews, K. D., Longmuir, R. A., Joshi, V., Olson, R. J. & Abramoff, M. D. (2010). Retinal arterial but not venous tortuosity correlates with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy severity. J AAPOS, 14(3), 240-3. PMID: 20603058.

Longmuir, S. Q., Pfeifer, W., Leon, A., Olson, R. J., Short, L. & Scott, W. (2010). Nine-year results of a volunteer lay network photoscreening program of 147 809 children using a photoscreener in Iowa. Ophthalmology, 117(10), 1869-75. PMID: 20656350.

Longmuir, S. Q., Gilbertson, A., Pfeifer, W. & Olson, R. J. (2010). Pediatric ophthalmology attire: should we wear a white coat?. Insight, 35(4), 11-3. PMID: 21189797.

Olson, R. J., Keech, R. V. (2008). Dissociated Vertical Deviation. In Roy , Fraunfelder (Eds.) Current Ocular Therapy. (6) London: Elsevier.

Lee, A. G., Beaver, H. A., Boldt, H. C., Abramoff, M. D., Greenlee, E., Oetting, T. A., Olson, R. J. & Carter, K. (2008). Re-engineering the Resident Applicant Selection Process in Ophthalmology: A Literature Review and Recommendations for Improvement. Survey of Ophthalmology, 53(2), 164-176. PMID: 18348881.

Olson, R. J. (2008). Why Cycloplegic Refraction is Still Essential in Some Adults with Diplopia. Am Orthop J, 58, 31-34.

Lee, A. G., Beaver, H. A., Greenlee, E., Oetting, T. A., Boldt, H. C., Olson, R. J. & Abramoff, M. (2007). Teaching and Assessing Systems-Based Competency in Ophthalmology Residency Training Programs. Survey of Ophthalmology, 52(6), 680-689. PMID: 18029274.

Lee, A. G., Beaver, H. A., Boldt, H. C., Olson, R. J., Oetting, T. A., Abramoff, M. & Carter, K. (2007). Teaching and Assessing Professionalism in Ophthalmology Residency Training Programs. Survey of Ophthalmology, 52, 300-314. PMID: 17472805.

Lee, A. G., Greenlee, E., Oetting, T. A., Beaver, H. A., Johnson, A. T., Boldt, H. C., Abramoff, M., Olson, R. & Carter, K. (2007). The Iowa Ophthalmology Wet Lab (OWL) Curriculum for Teaching and Assessing Cataract Surgical Competency. Ophthalmology, 114(7), 21-26. PMID: 17475332.

Lee, A. G., Olson, R. J., Bonthius, D. J. & Phillips, P. H. (2007). Increasing exotropia and decreasing vision in a school-aged boy. Survey of Ophthalmol, 52(6), 672-679. PMID: 18029273.

Lee, A. G., Greenlee, E., Oetting, T. A., Beaver, H. A., Johnson, A. T., Boldt, H. C., Abramoff, M., Olson, R. J. & Carter, K. (2007). Assessing Cataract Surgical Competency. (Vols. 114). (7), pp. 1415-1416. Ophthalmology.

Bhola, R., Keech, R. V., Olson, R. J. & Petersen, D. B. (2006). Long-term outcome of pediatric aphakic glaucoma. J AAPOS, 10(3), 243-8. PMID: 16814178.

Oetting, T. A., Lee, A. G., Beaver, H. A., Johnson, A. T., Boldt, H. C., Olson, R. J. & Carter, K. (2006). Teaching and Assessing Surgical Competency in Ophthalmology Training Programs. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging, 27, 384-393. PMID: 17017198.

Holte, L., Prickett, J. G., VanDyke, D. C., Olson, R. J., Lubrica, P., Knutson, C. L., Knutson, J. F. & Brennan, S. (2006). Issues in the management of infants and young children who are deaf-blind. Infants and Young Children, 19(4), 323-337.

Olson, R. J. (2006). Recognizing Signs of Child Abuse for Eye Care Professionals. Insight - J Am Soc Ophth Reg Nurses, 31(1), 16-20.

Holte, L., Prickett, J. G., VanDyke, D. C., Olson, R. J., Lubrica, P., Knutson, C. L., Knutson, J. F. & Brennan, S. (2006). Issues in the evaluation of infants and young children who are suspected of or who are deaf-blind. Infants and Young Children, 19(3), 213-227.

Bhola, R., Olson, R. J. & Keech, R. V. (2006). Dorsal midbrain syndrome with bilateral superior oblique palsy following brainstem hemorrhage. Arch of Ophthalmol, 124(12), 1786-1788.

Lee, A. G., Boldt, H. C., Golnik, K. C., Arnold, A. C., Oetting, T. A., Beaver, H. A., Olson, R. J., Zimmerman, M. B. & Carter, K. (2006). Structured journal club as a tool to teach and assess resident competence in practice based learning and improvement. Ophthalmology, 113(3), 497-500. PMID: 16458971.

Lee, A. G., Boldt, H. C., Golnik, K. C., Arnold, A. C., Oetting, T. A., Beaver, H. A., Olsen, R. J., Zimmerman, M. B. & Carter, K. (2005). Using the journal club to teach and assess competence in practice-based learning and improvement: A literature review and recommendation for implementation. Survey of Ophthalmol, 50(6), 542-548. PMID: 16263369.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (2003). The course of moderate Amblyopia treated with patching in children: Experience of the amblyopia treatment study. Am J Ophthalmol, 136, 620-629.

PEdiatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (2003). The course of moderate Amblyopia treated with atropine in children: Experience of the amblyopia treatment study. Am J Ophthalmol, 136, 630-639.

Taylor, D. P., Bray, B. E., Staggers, N. & Olson, R. J. (2003). User-centered development of a Web-based preschool vision screening tool. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 654-8. PMID: 14728254.

(2002). Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, The clinical spectrum of early-onset esotropia. Experience of the congenital esotropia observational study. Am, 133, 102-8.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (2002). Spontaneous resolution of early-onset esotropia: experience of the Congenital Esotropia Observational Study. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 133(1), 109-118. PMID: 11755846.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (2002). The clinical profile of moderate amblyopia in children younger than age 7. Arch Ophthalmol, 120, 281-7.

PEdiatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (2002). A randomized trial of atropine versus patching for treatment of moderate amblyopia in children. Arch Ophthalmol, 120, 268-78.

Olson, R. J. (2000). Child abuse primer for ophthalmologists. Rev Ophthalmol, 7(10), 131-136.

Olson, R. J., Scott, W. E. (1998). Dissociative phenomena in congenital monocular elevation deficiency. Journal of AAPOS, 2(2), 72-78.

Olson, R. J., Scott, W. E. (1997). A practical approach to occlusion therapy for amblyopia. Seminars in Ophthalmology, 12(4), 161-165.

Leidenix, M. J., Mamalis, N., Olson, R. J. & McLeish, W. M. (1993). Primary T-cell immunoblastic lymphoma of the orbit in a pediatric patient. Ophthalmology, 100, 998-1002.

Monson, M. C., Tamura, M., Mamalis, N., Olson, R. J. & Olson, R. J. (1991). Protective effects of Healon and Occucoat against air bubbles endothelial damage during ultrasonic agitation of the anterior chamber. J Cataract Refract Surg, 17, 613-616.

Olson, R. J., Perkins, R. & Olson, R. J. (1991). Incidence of PAS after capsulorhexis. (Vols. 98). pp. 119-120. Ophthalmology.

Craig, M. T., Olson, R. J., Mamalis, N. & Olson, R. J. (1990). Air bubble endothelial damage during phacoemulsification in human eye bank eyes: The protective effects of Healon and Viscoat. J Cataract Refract Surg, 16, 597-602.

Schinnar, A., Wood, L., Schin, D. & Olson, R. J. (1986). Economic impact analysis of proposed electric rate increase. Philadelphia Energy Report, 3(2).