• Welcome

    Thank you for your interest in our program. We think you will find our glaucoma fellowship to be among the best. Ophthalmology fellowships at the University of Iowa provide an extensive clinical and research experience. We graduate highly qualified and well-rounded clinicians, researchers and educators.

    The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has a tradition of excellence that has earned praise for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. Our Department is consistently rated among the top in the nation by surveys and publications such as U.S.News & World Report. As a leading academic medical center we have a three-point mission of education, research and patient care. The “academic difference” at University of Iowa Health Care begins with a belief that the best health care and the best medical training are delivered in an environment of care and compassion, of learning and discovery, and of development and refinement.

    GlaucomaPatient Care

    Our fellowship training combines outpatient, inpatient and surgical experience. As the largest tertiary care center in Iowa, we receive referrals from across Iowa and the surrounding states. Fellows study directly with leading experts and experience a wide spectrum of cases, from the very simple to the most complex.


    The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa has a unique, superlative teaching program. Morning rounds are held fMonday through Thursday from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. These are attended by all faculty, fellows, and residents and consist of patient presentations, seminars, and interesting discussions. Every Friday morning during the academic year, faculty members present a two hour lecture covering sections of the Basic and Clinical Sciences course subject material. The Glaucoma Service has chart rounds at the end of every clinic day.

    Faculty are always available to provide guidance, mentorship and research assistance. However, glaucoma fellows enjoy a balance of supervision and autonomy to work independently. 

    Our fellows also become very involved in the training of our residents and medical students both on a one-to-one basis in the clinic, as well as in morning rounds.


    Fellows are encouraged to publish and present their research at regional and national meetings. 

    The glaucoma fellow undertakes and completes a research project during the year. This project is presented at the annual Residents' and Fellows' Day in the Spring. 

    Additionally, there is the opportunity to assist with ongoing research projects. Faculty members are available to assist and offer guidance whenever needed. 

    Research interests in the Glaucoma Service include the molecular genetics and cell biology of glaucoma, and ocular imaging.