Recent News

  • Friday, April 10, 2020 - 01:30

    SARS-Cov-2-- a novel coronavirus first reported in 2019 that causes COVID-19 in patients-- is known to primarily affect the respiratory system. However, studies have shown that COVID-19 can affect the eye as well.

  • Monday, June 17, 2019 - 18:15

    Dr. Drack was an invited Keynote Speaker at the recent Advances in Pediatric Retina meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah. She spoke about gene therapy for genetic retinal disorders and the diagnosis and care of patients with albinism and inherited retinal degenerations.

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 15:30

    Brittni Scruggs, M.D., Ph.D., a Class of 2019 Resident within the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, presented a research paper mentored by Dr. Arlene V. Drack and facilitated by members of Dr. Drack’s laboratory at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019 conference (28 April–2 May) at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Friday, February 1, 2019 - 15:15

    The ERG Team of Wanda Pfeifer and Sajag Bhattarai are the December Employees of the Month. Please see their nomination below:

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 14:45

    The Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) organization recognized Arlene Drack, MD, with their 2018 Scientific Contribution Award. The award recognizes a physician or non-physician scientist who has made a significant scientific contribution in the field of ophthalmology. It was presented to Dr. Drack at the 2018 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Chicago.

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 14:45

    Aishwarya Kothapalli ('19) presented her poster titled: the Long Term Outcomes of Patients with Anomalous Head Position due to Nystagmus and Strabismus treated with a Modified Anderson-Kestenbaum Procedure at the 9th Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Festival at the University of Iowa.

    Her poster abstract: