Recent News

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 15:00

    Drs. Alward and Fingert delivered Raine lectures at the University of Western Australia in Perth as well as at the state conference of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, which was held in Kalgoorlie September 5th through 7th.

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 15:00

    Glaucoma is a common disease of the optic nerve that affects over 60 million people worldwide and is a leading cause of blindness and visual disability in the United States. However, the biological pathways that lead to glaucoma are not well understood, and this has hindered efforts for early detection and treatment of this condition. Consequently, there is great need to clarify the causes of glaucoma at the molecular level.

  • Monday, March 10, 2014 - 15:15

    Dr. John Fingert has been awarded the Research to Prevent Blindness Physician Scientist Award. This Research to Prevent Blindness award will be used to investigate the causes of glaucoma that occur in people with low intraocular pressure (normal tension glaucoma). The Fingert lab recently discovered that extra copies of the TBK1 gene (gene duplications or triplications) are one of the most common known causes of normal tension glaucoma. The RPB Physician Scientist Award will be used to support studies investigating how TBK1 gene duplications lead to glaucoma and vision loss.

  • Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 15:15

    The American Glaucoma Society gave out five research awards this year and two went to Iowa Alums.

    Shandiz Tehrani, MD, PhD | Casey Eye Institute
    Title: The Optic Nerve Head Actin Cytoskeleton in an Animal Model of Glaucoma
    Supported by: AGS and Allergan

    Mid-Career Physician Scientist
    Karen M. Joos, MD, PhD | Vanderbilt Eye Institute
    Title: miRNA Alterations in Glaucomatous DBA/2J Mice
    Supported by: AGS and Alcon