Recent News

  • 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.

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:15

    The Glaucoma Service is proud to announce that Dr. Ze Zhang is our new Glaucoma Fellow for 2017-2018. Her medical training includes Yale School of Medicine and Ophthalmology Residency at Tulane University.

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 09:45

    Dr. Jason Kam completed his year of glaucoma fellowship with flying colors! He will soon be providing glaucoma specialty care in Seattle, Washington with Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Kam was a wonderful team member and an outstanding glaucoma doctor. He will be missed by all, but our loss will be Seattle’s gain!

  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 20:15

    The annual meeting of the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) has a featured presentation, “The AGS Lecture”. Dr. Wallace L.M. Alward was selected to give the 2017 AGS Lecture. His presentation, “Tools for Teaching - At Home and Afar" was given on Friday March 3, 2017 and highlighted his innovative approaches to developing widely available resources for teaching glaucoma.