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Molecular Ophthalmology Lab


Welcome to the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and thank you for your interest in our Medical Retina Fellowship.

The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences is recognized as one of the finest ophthalmology training centers in the world and our clinical and research programs are consistently ranked among the best in Ophthalmology Times and U.S.News & World Report. Our department provides an environment that fosters not only intellectual curiosity and collaboration but also a commitment to teaching and patient care.

Our facility covers over 56,000 square feet on two floors of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion as well as multiple off-site clinic and laboratory locations. With over 65,000 patient visits per year we are constantly striving to provide first class patient care.

This is a 12-month-long fellowship designed for vitreoretinal fellowship-trained physicians to gain specialized expertise in

  1. Clinical diagnosis and treatment of inherited retinal diseases
  2. Laboratory based skills related to the molecular genetic diagnosis and pathophysiology of inherited retinal diseases
  3. Research skills necessary for advancing to an academic career.

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Sue Rath, Retina Fellowships Coordinator
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

e-mail: susan-rath@uiowa.edu
telephone: 319-356-3185