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The war on glaucoma blindness takes place on three fronts: clinical care, teaching, and research.

The University of Iowa is at the forefront in all three of these arenas:

  • Providing the highest quality patient care with the latest technology – Learn More
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  • Researching the causes of glaucoma and developing tools to aid in diagnosis and treatment – Learn More

Recent News

  • Sat, 12/24/2016 - 19:00

    We recently showed that duplication of the TBK1 gene causes human glaucoma that occurs at low intraocular pressure. In this study, we engineered mice to have an extra copy of the TBK1 gene in its genome. These mice develop glaucoma that occurs at normal eye pressures, just like the glaucoma in our patients with a TBK1 gene duplication. The results of this study provide the strongest proof that mutations in the TBK1 gene causes human glaucoma and the mice will be a powerful resource for studying the causes and testing cures for human glaucoma. Read more about this research here.

  • Thu, 12/22/2016 - 10:45
  • Wed, 12/21/2016 - 11:00

    Mae Gordon PHD is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and a Professor of Biostatistics at Washington University. On December 20th she presented a lecture, “Strategies for Increasing Rigor in Ophthalmology Research” for Grand Rounds at the University of Iowa. Dr. Gordon has been a leader of the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS) which has been one of the most successful and influential treatment studies in ophthalmology. She has also served as member of the National Advisory Eye Council for the NIH. Dr. Gordon directs the Vision Research Coordinating Center and Washington University and she has authored over 150 research articles. Read more about Dr. Gordon here.