Recent News

  • Monday, June 24, 2019 - 16:30

    A research team led by Dr. Wallace L.M. Alward examined relatives of a hundred patients with pigmentary glaucoma to see if they had increased risk for pigmentary glaucoma themselves. Read more about their study here.

  • Monday, June 24, 2019 - 16:30

    Our Team includes: Teresa Kopel, Matt A. Miller MD, Dan I. Bettis MD, John H. Fingert MD PHD, Wallace L.M. Alward MD, Erin A. Boese MD, Nathan C. Sears MD, Karen Hurt, Ashley Aull. Not Pictured: Kristy Welte and Alison Sexton.

  • Friday, March 15, 2019 - 16:00

    At the annual meeting of the American Glaucoma Society, Dr. Erin Boese was awarded the Young Clinician Scientist Award for her proposal, “The Molecular Genetics of Primary Congenital Glaucoma”. Dr. Boese will use cutting-edge DNA sequencing techniques to search for new genes that cause congenital glaucoma. The American Glaucoma Society award will provide $40,000 to support Dr. Boese's research program.

  • Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 16:30

    Congratulations to Dr. John Fingert on being elected as a member of the Glaucoma Research Society, a prestigious international society of glaucoma doctors and researchers (<100 members), that has a meeting every two years. Dr. Fingert joins University of Iowa faculty Drs. Lee Alward, Chris Johnson, and Sohan Hayreh as members of the society.

  • Friday, September 28, 2018 - 16:15

    The New York Academy of Medicine has awarded Dr. Sheffield the 2018 Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize for the “most outstanding scholarly article on glaucoma published in a peer-reviewed journal in the previous calendar year”.

    Read more about this award here.

  • Friday, August 31, 2018 - 09:15
  • Friday, August 3, 2018 - 13:00

    The IVR has put together a team of scientists and supporters from across the United States to ride in this summer's event to raise awareness and support for its grass-roots-funded effort to cure all forms of inherited eye disease led by Edwin Stone. Learn more about the ride here.

  • Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:00

    Dr. Miller completed his undergraduate studies and medical school at the University of Utah and was an Ophthalmology Resident here at the University of Iowa. We are thrilled he is staying on with us to continue his training in the surgical and medical management of glaucoma.

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 16:15

    The Glaucoma service welcomed Dr. Ze Zhang (center) as the glaucoma fellow for 2017-2018. Dr. Zhang has completed her fellowship and will be joining the Glaucoma Service at Tulane University in September. Also pictured are Dr. Young Kwon and Dr. John Fingert (front row) and Dr Nathan Sears, Dr. Wallace Alward, and Dr. Dan Bettis (back row).

  • Monday, March 5, 2018 - 09:45

    Dr. Nathan Sears has been awarded the American Glaucoma Society's 2018 Young Clinician-Scientist Research Grant. He plans to use these resources to develop a new animal model of glaucoma to facilitate studies of the causes and cures for this potentially blinding disease.