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The University of Iowa edged up in the rankings of top eye programs according to Ophthalmology Times®. The specialty publication's 2022 Best Programs Survey has UI up to #2 in residency education and #4 in clinical care. UI also continues to score high in the best overall program and vision...
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has been granted an Unrestricted Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness ( RPB ) in the amount of $115,000 a year to support eye research conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology. This funding has been awarded based on a thorough review of...
When Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD, was an ophthalmology resident, he found himself spending a lot of his time with patients doing annual diabetic retinopathy exams, only to confirm they didn’t have the disease and telling them to come back in a year. Conversely, he’d also see patients who were already...
Thanks to a network of Lions Club volunteers, the University of Iowa-based program identifies eye problems early in toddlers and preschoolers.
The Diversity Visiting Student Scholarship, a new initiative started in 2022 by UIHC's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitee, is awarded to extraordinary students from under-represented backgrounds. Adetayo Oladele-Ajose was a recipient of this scholarship when she did a rotation at the...
Known as “Dr. Glaucomflecken” to his 2 million TikTok followers, Will Flanary, MD (17R), is using humor and his experience as a cancer patient to connect with people navigating a sometimes-complex health care system.
Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD) is a complex genetic disease that affects 6.1 million Americans over the age of 40 and causes endothelial cells, which form a thin layer on the inside of the cornea, to die. Without any available medical therapies to treat or slow the progression of FECD,...
It was with great sadness and a heavy heart that we shared Dr. Sohan Hayreh passing this fall. The impact Dr. Hayreh made on the ophthalmic community as well as the many lives he touched is truly immeasurable. Those of us who were lucky enough to know him personally, felt his warmth, caring...
Where to Find University of Iowa Colleagues Download PDF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 10:45 AM Arlene Drack . Ophthalmic Genetics Study Club: VEP after Luxturna subretinal gene therapy . Location: Hancock Building FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Mark Wilkinson . JCAHPO: Clinical Vision...
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is pleased to again be ranked among the nation's best according to U.S. News & World Report. The 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings recognized the department at #7, which is the highest-ranking of an eye program in the Midwest. University of Iowa...