Recent News

  • Friday, December 2, 2016 - 08:15

    University of Iowa resident physician, Dr. Mathew Miller and faculty members Dan Bettis and John Fingert authored an article reviewing the utility of genetic testing for glaucoma in 2016. Read more about it here.

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 - 06:45

    A research team led by Drs. Kuehn and Kwon designed a new formulation of the standard timolol glaucoma medicine that successfully lowered eye pressure for up to 90 days in animal studies. The team engineered a long-lasting form of timolol that is injected underneath the outer covering of the eye (the conjunctiva) where it has pressure-lowering effects for months. Read more about the development of this new formulation of timolol here.

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 18:45

    Glaucoma Center faculty Dr. Wallace LM Alward and John H Fingert discuss genetic testing and glaucoma in an article by the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeNet. Read the article here.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 - 11:15

    Dr. Fingert was a speaker in a glaucoma genetics session at the biennial meeting of the International Society of Eye Researchers. Dr. Fingert is shown here with Janey Wiggs (Harvard, USA), Michael Hauser (Duke, USA), Mineo Ozaki (Ozaki Eye Hospital, Japan), Rand Allingham (Duke, USA), and Tin Aung (Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore).

  • Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:30

    Our genetic analysis of the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS) investigated the effect of genetic risk factors on the probability of participants with high intraocular pressure going on to develop glaucoma. We found that OHTS participants that carry a genetic risk factor in the TMCO1 gene have a significantly higher probability of developing glaucoma. Read more about this study here.

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 14:00

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced that Dr. Young Kwon is a recipient of the 2016 Senior Achievement Award for his contributions to the Academy, its scientific and educational programs and to ophthalmology. Read more about this award here.

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 11:30

    Dr. Fingert is the newest member of the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS). The AOS is a prestigious professional society that was established during the Civil War. Dr. Fingert joins Dr. Edwin Stone and Dr. Stanley Thompson as other current members of the AOS that are on the faculty of the University of Iowa.

  • Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:45

    Dr. Jiaxi Ding completed her glaucoma fellowship 2015/2016 at the University of Iowa and will be launching her career as an outstanding glaucoma specialist at Carolina Eye Associates in Greensboro, NC.

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:30

    The Iowa Eye Association’s annual meeting at the University of Iowa (June 10-11) will feature Dr. Alan Crandall of the Moran Eye Center in Utah presenting the Armaly Lecture.

  • Monday, January 11, 2016 - 12:00

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    Dr. Lee Alward will be the Inaugural Recipient of the American Glaucoma Society Outstanding Educator Award in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to advancing glaucoma education to residents, fellows, and colleagues. He was selected by unanimous vote of the AGS Board of Directors. He will be formally recognized at the AGS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale on March 5th, 2016.

    Besides his teaching in the clinic, at professional meetings, and in published articles, Dr. Alward has two educational websites each with an international following: http://gonioscopy.org and his most recent, Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum (http://curriculum.iowaglaucoma.org/) with more than 90 video clips and over 900 images.

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