Recent News

  • 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.

  • 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.