Recent News

  • Monday, October 5, 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.

  • Monday, October 5, 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.

  • Tuesday, September 1, 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.

  • Friday, August 7, 2015 - 11:45

    Herman Miller is a high quality furniture company that outfits the world’s most comfortable and productive offices and homes. Leaders at Herman Miller have been important supporters of the Wynn Institute for Vision Research and its mission to cure blinding diseases. Brian Walker, Herman Miller CEO, hosted a Wynn Institute for Vision Research meeting and fundraising event in Holland, Michigan on August 3. During this event, glaucoma researchers from the WIVR toured Herman Miller factories and learned about the Herman Miller Performance System - the company’s approach to continuous improvement. Read more about it here.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:15

    Daniel Bettis MD is the newest addition to the Glaucoma Service. He recently completed his Glaucoma Fellowship at the Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and will be providing medical and surgical glaucoma care at the University Hospitals and Clinics and at the Iowa City VA Hospital.

  • Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 08:45

    Dr. Fingert was recognized for his service and contributions to ophthalmic research by being named a Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (FARVO). Read more about it here.

  • Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 08:45

    After completing her ophthalmology residency at Ross Eye Institute in Buffalo, New York, Dr. Jiaxi Ding is now beginning her glaucoma fellowship at the University of Iowa. The Glaucoma Service is happy to have her on the team!

  • Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 08:00

    2014-2015 Glaucoma Fellow Dr. Megan Chambers (front row right) and the rest of the Iowa Glaucoma Service.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 09:45

    Ralph Hazlewood, completed his PHD working on the genetics of optic nerve disease in The Glaucoma Genetics Lab at the University of Iowa. He is pictured with his graduate school advisor, John Fingert, at graduation ceremonies on May 22. Dr. Hazlewood will continue his training as a post-doctoral fellow in Doctor Rachel Kuchtey’s laboratory at Vanderbilt University.

  • Monday, November 24, 2014 - 15:00

    Buddy Lazier drove his Indy 500 car with prominent Wynn Institute for Vision Research (WIVR) and University of Iowa logos in the 2014 Indy 500 race to promote awareness of inherited eye diseases and the research efforts of the WIVR. More recently, Buddy visited the WIVR labs and brought his Indy car along to lead the 2014 homecoming parade as its Grand Marshal! Read more about Buddy Lazier's connection with the WIVR here.

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