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Jun 16 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
ADNIV is an inherited autoimmune disease of the eye. We performed a study to determine the benefit of Retisert, an implant that delivers steroids within the eye for several years. In a study published in the journal, Archives of Ophthalmology, we found that the implant inhibited specific features...
Jun 16 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
An NIH grant to study oxidative stress enzymes in the vitreous has important implications for treating diabetic vitreoretinopathy.
Jun 16 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Endophthalmitis is a sight-threatening intraocular inflammatory disorder resulting from infection of the vitreous cavity. Following introduction of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), the role of this treatment modality for endophthalmitis was controversial. Our laboratory is studying whether new surgical...
Apr 28 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog, Press
Optimizing surgeon positioning and instrumentation relative to the eye is critical for successful ophthalmic microsurgery. Positional preferences have evolved over time with changing instrumentation and operative techniques. Most cataract surgeons now perform phacoemulsification from a temporal...
Apr 12 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Christopher Cooper of Marion was just two months old when he had his first eye surgery at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in 2010. Born with congenital cataracts, Christopher needed the early surgeries to remove the cataracts and move toward a corrected vision. During a routine doctor’s...

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