About the Program

The F.C. Blodi Eye Pathology Laboratory has a long tradition at the University of Iowa. We are the only ophthalmic pathology laboratory in Iowa and are a referral center for surrounding areas. The laboratory volume is about 800 clinical specimens per year. 

The fellow participates in gross and microscopic examination of all types of specimens received in the lab and in daily sign out of the cases. The fellow also assists with resident teaching and lectures. There is no formal call duty for nights and weekends for the fellow. The fellow may be responsible for frozen section call as needed.

About the Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship

The Ophthalmic Pathology fellowship at the University of Iowa is a one-year pre- or post-residency fellowship emphasizing both clinical and research training and is based in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

The clinical component provides a broad experience in the field of ophthalmic pathology. The F.C. Blodi Eye Pathology Laboratory has a long tradition at the University of Iowa. We are the only ophthalmic pathology laboratory in Iowa and are a referral center for surrounding areas. The laboratory volume is about 800 clinical specimens per year.

Clinical responsibilities in the Eye Pathology Laboratory are geared toward the fellow. There is always a first year ophthalmology resident rotating through the laboratory, however, their primary role is one devoted to learning. The fellow would be expected to participate in gross and microscopic examination of all types of specimens received in the lab and in daily sign out of the cases. The fellow will also assist with resident teaching and lectures. There is no formal call duty for nights and weekends for the fellow. The fellow may be responsible for frozen section call as needed.

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