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Our Mission & Passion:
Eliminate Glaucoma Blindness


Glaucoma is a leading cause of permanent blindness in the world.

Tens of millions suffer from glaucoma and thousands are blinded by this condition each year. While, with appropriate treatment, glaucoma progression can be halted - at present there is no reversing damage once it has occurred.

The Iowa Glaucoma Center has a passion for eradicating needless blindness due to glaucoma.  The war on glaucoma blindness takes place on three fronts:  clinical care, teaching, and research.  The University of Iowa is at the forefront in all three of these arenas:

Providing the highest quality patient care with the latest technology – Learn More.

Educating clinicians, researchers, students and patients – Learn More.

Researching the causes of glaucoma and developing tools to aid in diagnosis and treatment – Learn More.

 

The immunohistochemical detection of a cellular stress protein in the human trabelcular meshwork.
Micrograph showing location of protein produced from the TKB1 gene within human fibroblast cells with spindle shaped nuclei (TBK1 protein is labeled green).
Cell lines produced from patient skin punch samples go into the deep-freeze for ongoing and future studies of glaucoma.
The tunnel-vision view of the University of Iowa Old Capitol Dome to a patient with advanced glaucoma.
The optic nerve of a patient with glaucoma, the hemorrhage at 5:00 means that the disease is active.
Progressive loss of superior visual field in glaucoma.
Retinal ganglion cell expressing a fluorescent marker protein in the mouse retina.
The immunohistochemical detection of a cellular stress protein in the human trabelcular meshwork.

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