OUR MISSION & PASSION:
ELIMINATE GLAUCOMA BLINDNESS
OUR AREAS OF EMPHASIS
GLAUCOMA PATIENT CARE
The Glaucoma Clinic is staffed by 4 faculty fellowship trained glaucoma specialists who are renowned for their expertise in clinical and surgical glaucoma management.
OUR GLAUCOMA SERVICE FACULTY
Erin A. Boese MD
John H. Fingert MD PHD
Andrew E. Pouw MD
Nathan C. Sears MD
Wallace LM Alward MD
Young H. Kwon MD PHD
Christian Mays MD
Glaucoma Fellow Physician
Emeritus Glaucoma Faculty
Glaucoma Research Faculty
OUR RECENT NEWS
Dr. Boese and the Iowa Glaucoma team discovered a new GJA3 mutation that causes congenital cataract and secondary glaucoma
In a JAMA Ophthalmology article, Dr. Boese reports a large pedigree with 11 family members that developed congenital cataracts due to an Asp67Tyr mutation in the GJA3 gene. Glaucoma typically follows early cataract removal in less than 50% of congenital cases, However, 100% of this pedigree's members developed glaucoma after cataract surgery. Read more about this discovery here and a commentary by Dr. James Brandt and Dr. Suma Shankar here.
Familial Glaucoma—A Pedigree Revisited With Genetic Testing After 70 Years
JAMA Ophthalmology, 2022, in press
In this manuscript, we report detection of a MYOC mutation in a juvenile glaucoma pedigree first described by Dr. Frey and Dr. Posner in 1952. Read more about this manuscript here.
OUR MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
• Development of the world's most used audio/visual resources for teaching glaucoma
• Faculty are award-winning teachers
• Education of patients, trainees, and colleagues is a top-priority
Read more about our glaucoma education efforts
and access our glaucoma education resources here.