Recent News

  • Monday, February 1, 2021 - 07:45

    Dr. Lee Alward has been a frequent flyer on ORBIS, the flying eye hospital program. ORBIS has a mission of bringing experts, like Dr. Alward, to teach eye surgery to communities that need their help most. In 2020 he gave more virtual training sessions to eye teams around the world than any other ORBIS Volunteer Faculty. For his tireless service teaching around the world (virtually and in-person), Dr. Alward has been recognized as an ORBIS HERO.

  • Friday, January 29, 2021 - 10:45

    The glaucoma team has established a wetlab to teach resident physicians Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). The photo above shows Dr. Tyler Quist learning Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) and Gonioscopy-Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy (GATT) from Dr. Erin Boese at the recent inaugural MIGS Wetlab.

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 - 14:45

    Mutations in the TBK1 gene are a leading cause of glaucoma that occurs in patients with low intraocular pressures (normal tension glaucoma). We report at 20 year clinical follow up on patients with TBK1 glaucoma that shows this glaucoma is progressive, severe, and that it may respond to pressure lowering treatments. Read more about it here.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 15:15

    Dr. Andrew Pouw completed his medical school at the University of Southern California, ophthalmology residency at Yale University, and glaucoma fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University. We are happy to welcome him as a new member of the Glaucoma Service and the Glaucoma Center at the University of Iowa. Dr. Pouw's academic interests are in education and developing new educational approaches for ophthalmology (i.e.

  • Monday, January 6, 2020 - 10:45

    UIHC Glaucoma faculty Drs. Nathan Sears, Wallace Alward, and John Fingert along with Pediatrics Professor, Dr. Ben Darbro published a case report of a young patient with glaucoma caused by a TBK1 gene duplication. Twenty year follow up showed worsening of optic nerve damage (cupping) at an early age before peripheral vision loss. Read more about it here.

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:15

    The Glaucoma Service is thrilled to announce that Dr. Austin Fox will be joining the team as the Glaucoma Fellow in July of 2020. Dr. Fox is currently completing his Ophthalmology Residency here at the University of Iowa.

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 14:45

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology from Duke University, Dr. Paloma Liton gave the 2019 Phelps lecture. Dr. Liton (center) is pictured with the Glaucoma team at Iowa (Drs. Mike Anderson, Erin Boese, Lee Alward, Marcus Kuehn, John Fingert, and Nathan Sears).

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 10:15

    Drs. Erin Boese, Wallace Alward, and John Fingert report discovery of a novel PAX6 gene mutation that is associated with anirida, obesity, diabetes, and secondary glaucoma. Read more about it here.

  • Friday, July 5, 2019 - 10:00

    Dr. Rand Allingham was a leader in glaucoma research, education, and patient care as well as a great colleague and friend to many. He has been dearly missed since his untimely passing in 2018. Drs. Nathan Sears, Erin Boese, Matthew Miller, and John Fingert wrote a review article about glaucoma genetics that is part of a special issue of the journal Experimental Eye Research to honor Rand described here.

  • Friday, July 5, 2019 - 09:45

    Dr. Rubin completed her ophthalmology residency at Montefiore Health System in New York and medical school at Penn State and joined the Glaucoma Service at the University of Iowa on July 1st.