The Glaucoma Clinic is a division of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa. The department covers all aspects of ophthalmic care and is consistently rated among the top few departments of ophthalmology in the United States.
The Glaucoma Clinic operates 5 days a week. There are 4 faculty: Wallace L.M. Alward, M.D., Young H. Kwon, M.D., Ph.D., John H. Fingert, M.D., Ph.D., and Dan Bettis, M.D. All four are fellowship trained glaucoma specialists who are world-renowned for their expertise in glaucoma management.
The two senior members of the faculty (Drs. Alward and Kwon) have both been named as “Best Doctors in America” over the past many years. In 2011 Drs. Alward and Kwon were recognized by US News and World Report as being among the country's best ophthalmologists
The Glaucoma Clinic is in the Pomerantz Family Pavilion on the 1st floor. It consists of 7 fully equipped examination lanes. The department shares 6 full-time perimetrists who provide outstanding visual field support for our patients. We have one of the few departments in the country that is still able to do Goldmann (manual) visual field testing on a routine basis. We also have 5 full-time photographers who support us by taking photographs, as well as performing scans of the optic nerve and the nerve fiber layer of the retina. All of the latest treatment modalities are present.
Within the clinic the faculty are involved in providing the most up to date patient care but also teaching. We have 1 fellow, 2 ophthalmology residents and a medical student in the clinic at any given time.