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:

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Recent News

  • Glaucoma Family Pedigree
    Wed, 04/13/2022 - 07:30

    A large family that was first described in the 1950s by Frey and Posner had dominantly inherited juvenile glaucoma. Descendants of the family seen by Dr. Harry Quigley at Wilmer Eye Institute also had early-onset glaucoma. A collaboration between Dr. Quigley and investigators at the University of Iowa (John Fingert and Edwin Stone) identified a myocilin mutation as the cause of glaucoma in this family, 70 years after it was first reported.

  • Dr. Erin Boese presents award to Dr. Alward
    Thu, 03/10/2022 - 09:00

    Dr. Alward received the American Glaucoma Society’s highest honor, being named the Guest of Honor for the annual meeting. Here he is presented with the award by Dr. Erin Boese at the 2022 American Glaucoma Society meeting in Nashville, TN.

  • Thu, 02/24/2022 - 10:00

    Many researchers use adenovirus to deliver transgenes to ocular tissues that are important in glaucoma (e.g. trabecular meshwork). This study shows that adenovirus vector causes biological changes to the eye that need to be carefully controlled and may confound research results. Read more about this work here: http://www.molvis.org/molvis/v27/741/