For information about the origins and growth of our organization, please read:
A Short History of the University of Iowa Institute for Vision Research.
Eyerounds.org hosts numerous case reports that were presented at the University of Iowa Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, along with other useful information.
From the Eyerounds.org website:
Ophthalmology Grand Rounds and EyeRounds are services of the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in Iowa City, Iowa.
On this site you will find case reports from our morning rounds, images, videos and tutorials. EyeRounds is a growing resource for students, residents, physicians, and patients. Over time, our site has gained momentum. Every day we receive thousands of hits from over 40 countries.
The John and Marcia Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory (Carverlab.org) provides genetic testing for rare, inherited eye disease.
From the Carverlab.org website:
The John and Marcia Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory is dedicated to providing non-profit genetic testing for rare eye diseases to meet a societal need. Most of the diseases that we study are so rare that commercial tests would be unlikely to be viable for the long term. As a result, many individuals affected with these diseases and their families would have little access to molecular information. Genes that are available for screening by the Carver Laboratory have previously been extensively studied in the research laboratories of Dr. Stone and Dr. Sheffield. By incorporating this research information into the design of the tests, the laboratory is able to offer genetic tests that provide the most clinically relevant information to patients and their families while keeping the tests affordable.
The International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR) is a professional society dedicated to genetic eye disease and Retinoblastoma.
From the ISGEDR website:
The International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma ISGEDR brings together individuals interested in the field of genetic diseases of the eye and in Retinoblastoma. To provide a forum for researchers in the field of genetic diseases of the eye to share information. To promote international collaborations in the study of genetic diseases of the eye and in Retinoblastoma. To disseminate scientific knowledge through international conferences and through its official publication, Ophthalmic Genetics