University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

John ChenJohn J. Chen, MD, PhD

As an Ophthalmology Resident at The University of Iowa, Dr. Chen became a member of the EyeRounds Board in June of 2011 and served as Chief Medical Editor of EyeRounds during the 2012-2013 academic calendar year. He continued on the Board as a fellow-advisor member while he completing his fellowship.

Dr. Chen completed his Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship in June 2014.


  • BA (Biology and Cognitive Science), University of Virginia
  • PhD, University of Virginia, Neuroscience
  • MD, University of Virginia, School of Medicine
  • Ophthalmology Residency, University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Articles

  1. Chen JJ, Sohn EH, Wall M, Thurtell MJ. All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) induced intracranial hypertension in a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia. August 30, 2011. Available from:
  2. Chen JJ, Tarantola, RM, Kay CN, Mahajan VB. Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) Toxicity and Recommendations for Screening. August 30, 2011. Available from:
  3. Chen JJ, Allen RC. Secondary Tumors After Hereditary Retinoblastoma: A Case of Orbital Leiomyosarcoma 50 Years After Initial Enucleation and Radiation Therapy. November 28, 2011; Available from:
  4. Chen JJ, Allen RC. Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. January 18, 2012; Available from: Oculopharyngeal-muscular-dystrophy.htm
  5. Chen JJ, Kwon YH. Recurrent intraocular hemorrhage secondary to cataract wound neovascularization (Swan Syndrome). August 6, 2012; Available from:
  6. Chen JJ, Wilkinson ME, Stone EM. Driving in the visually impaired: regulation and discussion. Posted January 2, 2013. Available from
  7. Chen JJ, Chen Y. Functional Visual Loss. March 6, 2013; available from:
  8. Baldwin A, Chen JJ, Kardon RH. Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy:  A 17-year-old male presents with progressive, painless, bilateral vision loss. June 25, 2013; available from
  9. Chen JJ, McAllister, AR, Sohn EH. Idiopathic Juxtafoveal Telangiectasia Type II (Macular Telangiectasia type 2). February 17, 2014; Available from:
last updated: 2/17/2014
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