The University of Iowa Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service has its foundations in the strabismus service directed by Hermann Burian, MD from 1953 to 1971. The Fellowship began in 1974. Since that time, more than 75 physicians have completed the fellowship program to pursue academic or private practice careers in pediatric ophthalmology.
The Department sees approximately 65,000 patient visits annually of which over 6,000 are seen by the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service. The service performs over 500 surgical procedures annually.