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
  • Educating clinicians, researchers, students and patients – Learn More
  • Researching the causes of glaucoma and developing tools to aid in diagnosis and treatment – Learn More

Recent News

  • Mon, 10/05/2015 - 12:30

    Dr. Wallace L.M. Alward has produced a teaching site for residents and others interested in learning about glaucoma. It breaks glaucoma into fifty bite-sized lectures that average 14 minutes in length (range 4 to 37 minutes). In total the curriculum is just under 12 hours long. It is highly visual with >900 images and >90 movie clips. The site is located at: http://curriculum.iowaglaucoma.org.

  • Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:15

    Dr. Lee Alward recently was the Guest of Honor and delivered the Ruthanne and Richard Simmons Lecture at the New England Ophthalmological Society (the country's oldest eye society). This photo was taken of Dr. Dick Simmons, one of the giants in glaucoma, and Dr. Alward holding the Revere Bowl presented to Dr. Alward at the occasion.

  • Tue, 09/01/2015 - 13:45

    Studies of two large families with nanophthalmos identified mutations in the TMEM98 gene that lead to development of abnormally small eyes that is a dominantly inherited trait. Read more about it here.