Recent News

  • Mon, 06/16/2014 - 09:15


    This Research to Prevent Blindness award will be used to investigate the causes of glaucoma that occur in people with low intraocular pressure (normal tension glaucoma). The Fingert lab recently discovered that extra copies of the TBK1 gene (gene duplications or triplications) are one of the most common known causes of normal tension glaucoma. The RPB Physician Scientist Award will be used to support studies investigating how TBK1 gene duplications lead to glaucoma and vision loss.

  • Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:45


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    The University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research announced that Lazier Partners Racing and supporters have partnered to raise awareness for the institute’s research by providing the lead sponsorship of an Indianapolis 500 race car. Read more here.

  • Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:00

    Members of the Glaucoma Genetics Lab attended the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), one of the premier ophthalmology research meetings. Dr. Fingert gave a paper presentation at the Glaucoma Genetics session that was entitled “TMCO1 is associated with POAG in the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS)”. Graduate student Mark Christopher’s presentation entitled "Automated discovery of optic nerve head structural features from image and genetic data” won the prestigious Member in Training Outstanding Poster Award.