An evidence-based approach to new retina surgery techniques.
We utilize state-of-the art surgical techniques and diagnostics, many of which we developed in our laboratory at the Univerversity of Iowa. We have a special interest in retina surgeries for hard to fix conditions like retinal detachment, epiretinal membranes, macular holes, optic pits, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, and macular degeneration.
We routinely publish our advanced surgical methods and findings in peer-reviewed journals. Using a unique surgical database, we are able to rapidly identify the cause of surgical complications and modify techniques to fix and avoid them. This rigorous, evidence-based approach to surgery has enormous benefits to our patients.
In the laboratory, we have developed and tested novel wound construction for vitreoretinal surgery in infants and adults. We have also identified key molecules and gene variations that contribute to vitreoretinal disease.
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Proteomics of PVR
Proliferative vitreoretinopathy is the most common post-operative complication indicating failure of intravitreal surgical repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD).
Surgical Implants treat ADNIV Uveitis
ADNIV is an inherited autoimmune disease of the eye. We performed a study to determine the benefit of Retisert, an
Grant to Study Genetics of Retinal Detachment
We received grant support from the Fight for Sight organization to study a new form of inherited retinal detachment.
In collaboration with Alexander Bassuk, M.D., Ph.D., we identified in new gene variation that causes Knobloch Syndrome.
Temporal Vitrectomy: A new approach to retina surgery
Optimizing surgeon positioning and instrumentation relative to the eye is critical for successful ophthalmic microsurgery.
Positional preferences have evolved over