The Glaucoma Genetics Lab has teamed up with other members of the WIVR to develop an automated way to test lab animals for glaucoma. The method is based on counting each of the ~40,000 nerve fibers in the optic nerve in mice and uses advanced image analysis techniques. Read more about it here.
Sun, 05/29/2016 - 11:30
Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:00
Dr. Fingert is the newest member of the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS). The AOS is a prestigious professional society that was established during the Civil War and its membership has included some of the world’s most remarkable ophthalmologists including Mansour Armaly, Bernard Becker, Henry Chandler, David Cogan, Edward Norton, Marshall Parks, Frank Pollack, Frederick Verhoeff, and many others. Dr. Fingert joins Dr. Edwin Stone and Dr. Stanley Thompson as other current members of the AOS that are on the faculty of the University of Iowa.
Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:45
In a collaboration with a world-wide group of scientists, the Glaucoma Genetics Lab identified five new genetic risk factors for angle closure glaucoma. The pathway for fluid to drain from the eye becomes visibly obstructed in this form of glaucoma and leads to damaging high intraocular pressures. Read more about this discovery here.