Recent News

  • Monday, March 5, 2018 - 09:45

    Dr. Nathan Sears has been awarded the American Glaucoma Society's 2018 Young Clinician-Scientist Research Grant. He plans to use these resources to develop a new animal model of glaucoma to facilitate studies of the causes and cures for this potentially blinding disease.

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:45

    The Cornea and Glaucoma faculty published an article that reviews the influence of glaucoma and glaucoma treatments on the health of the cornea. Read more about it here.

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:15

    January 2018, Dr. Bettis, Amber Bettis, and Dr. Havens (from University of Nebraska) travel to Haiti and partner with local ophthalmologists in Cap Haitien to provide glaucoma care to the underserved.

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:15

    Dr. Ritch presented his lecture, "Exfoliation Syndrome: A New Frontier” on October 20th and is pictured (right-center) with Raya Armaly (to his right) and Aida Armaly (to his left) and with the Glaucoma Service Faculty: Young Kwon, John Fingert, Dan Bettis, Nathan Sears, and Lee Alward.

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 09:30

    Dr. Janey Wiggs, MD PHD is one of the world’s leading glaucoma / genetics experts, a Professor at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the Principal Investigator of the NEIGHBORHOOD consortium of glaucoma genetics researchers. She gave the first annual Charles D. Phelps Lecture on September 7th, 2017.

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 09:30

    Marty Carver (left), Marlene Hadley (2nd from left), and Len Hadley (right) celebrate the investiture for John Fingert (center) as the Hadley-Glaucoma Chair in Glaucoma. Their establishment of the Hadley-Carver Chair in Glaucoma and their support of the Wynn Institution for Vision Research is accelerating the group's mission to cure blindness.

  • Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:00

    A research team led by Dr. Val Sheffield and Dr. Ankur Jain developed a genome editing (CRISPR/Cas9) approach to treat glaucoma caused by mutations in the myocilin gene. In 1997, Iowa Glaucoma Center investigators discovered that mutations in myocilin were the most common known cause of glaucoma and are responsible for 1 in 25 cases. In the current study, investigators report successfully correcting myocilin mutations to prevent high eye pressure and glaucoma in mice.

  • Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:15

    Cataracts and glaucoma are age-related health problems that most typically occur later in life. However, cataracts and glaucoma do rarely occur in infants or children and may require delicate surgeries to preserve and protect the vision in their still developing eyes. Read more about a story of one child’s experience with congenital cataract and glaucoma here.

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:45

    Researchers at the University of Iowa have published research that predicts a patients visual field based on an imaging study. These studies may ultimately lead to more accurate and faster testing strategies that would be far less unpleasant for patients. Read more about this research here.

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:15

    The Glaucoma Service welcomes Nathan Sears as its fifth faculty member. Nathan completed his Ophthalmology residency at the Cleveland Clinic and his glaucoma fellowship at UCLA and joins the University of Iowa’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as an Assistant Professor.

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