Recent News

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:00

    This retrospective longitudinal study of TRPM1-associated complete congenital stationary night blindness (cCSNB) followed 7 pediatric patients, evaluating history, ophthalmologic examination findings, full-field electroretinogram (ffERG) results, full-field stimulus threshold testing results, Goldmann visual field results, optical coherence tomography results, and molecular genetic results.

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:45

    In May 2018, lab member Zhaohui Hu graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine on a research distinction track. Her work in the Drack lab was the basis for her paper titled "Correlation Between Electroretinography, foveal anatomy, and visual acuity in albinism". She will be doing an anesthesiology residency at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. We are very proud of her!

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:45

    Our lab logo is very special to us--we developed it with a designer hoping to incorporate the ideas of genetics and electrophysiology with the beauty of the human eye, and used an actual ERG waveform recorded from Dr. Drack’s daughter’s eye as the central feature. Now, thanks to very talented undergrad (and future physician) Megan Helms, we have a beautiful symbol of our research. Megan has always been interested in glass work, but only began practicing stained glass this past year. She enjoys working on small window pieces and ornaments in her free time.

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 09:15

    From April 2nd through April 4th , Dr. Arlene Drack, Morgan Bertsch (M2) and Zhaohui Hu (M3) attended the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in Nashville, TN.

    During the meeting, Dr. Drack led a workshop called “Genetic testing: a must or a bust?” and presented at a second workshop updating meeting goers on current gene therapy trials for their patients. Dr. Drack is the chair of the AAPOS Genetic Eye Disease task force.

  • Friday, February 24, 2017 - 15:15

    In Summer 2016, Morgan Berstch (M2) conducted a retrospective chart review through Drack Labs that explored the methodology of physicians who diagnose infantile nystagmus. She compiled data from 284 patient charts in order to search for the most common diagnoses. From this research, she was able to determine the most effective testing methods for diagnosing infantile nystagmus as well as determining the most common etiologies of this condition.

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:00