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The war on glaucoma blindness takes place on three fronts: clinical care, teaching, and research.

The University of Iowa is at the forefront in all three of these arenas:

  • Providing the highest quality patient care with the latest technology – Learn More
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  • Researching the causes of glaucoma and developing tools to aid in diagnosis and treatment – Learn More

Recent News

  • Mon, 06/22/2020 - 14:45

    Mutations in the TBK1 gene are a leading cause of glaucoma that occurs in patients with low intraocular pressures (normal tension glaucoma). We report at 20 year clinical follow up on patients with TBK1 glaucoma that shows this glaucoma is progressive, severe, and that it may respond to pressure lowering treatments. Read more about it here.

  • Tue, 06/16/2020 - 15:15

    Dr. Andrew Pouw completed his medical school at the University of Southern California, ophthalmology residency at Yale University, and glaucoma fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University. We are happy to welcome him as a new member of the Glaucoma Service and the Glaucoma Center at the University of Iowa. Dr. Pouw's academic interests are in education and developing new educational approaches for ophthalmology (i.e.

  • Mon, 01/06/2020 - 10:45

    UIHC Glaucoma faculty Drs. Nathan Sears, Wallace Alward, and John Fingert along with Pediatrics Professor, Dr. Ben Darbro published a case report of a young patient with glaucoma caused by a TBK1 gene duplication. Twenty year follow up showed worsening of optic nerve damage (cupping) at an early age before peripheral vision loss. Read more about it here.