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Frederick C. Blodi Chair in OphthalmologyVice-Chair, OphthalmologyDirector, Glaucoma ServiceProfessor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Primary Office: 11190C PFPIowa City, IA 52242
Email: email@example.comWeb: Iowa Glaucoma CenterWeb: Gonioscopy.org
AB, Biology, Kenyon CollegeMD, Medicine, Ohio State University
Internship, General Surgery, University Hospitals of PittsburghResidency, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology, University of LouisvilleResidency, Ophthalmology, University of LouisvilleFellowship, Glaucoma, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
State of Florida Medical License (inactive)State of Kentucky Medical License (inactive)State of Alaska Medical License (Inactive)ABO Certification, American Board of OphthalmologyNBME Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Dr. Alward is primarily a glaucoma clinician. His areas of research interest include pigmentary glaucoma, combined glaucoma and cataract surgery, normal tension glaucoma, and gonioscopy. The major focus of his research over the last many years has been the molecular genetics of glaucoma. In collaboration with Edwin Stone and Val Sheffield, Dr. Alward was part of the team that described the first gene for primary open angle glaucoma. He was involved in the the discovery of the myocilin gene for primary open angle glaucoma, the PITX2 and FOXC1 genes for Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome and the TBK1 gene for normal tension glaucoma.
Carver Family Center for Macular DegenerationStephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research
The genetic mechanisms of primary angle closure glaucoma.
Eye (London, England).
2015 October 1. 29(10):1251-9.
Novel TMEM98 mutations in pedigrees with autosomal dominant nanophthalmos.
2015 January 1. 21:1017-23.
Successful Long-term Management of Iris Flocculi and Miosis in a Patient With a Strong Family History of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections Associated With an MYH11 Mutation.
Identification of proteins that interact with TANK binding kinase 1 and testing for mutations associated with glaucoma.
Curr Eye Res.
2013 February. 38(2):310-5.
A genome-wide association study for primary open angle glaucoma and macular degeneration reveals novel Loci.
Glaucoma therapy escalation in eyes with pseudophakic corneal edema after penetrating keratoplasty and Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty.
2012 February. 32(1):14-Sep.
Localization of SH3PXD2B in human eyes and detection of rare variants in patients with anterior segment diseases and glaucoma.
Robust multiscale stereo matching from fundus images with radiometric differences.
IEEE transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence.
2011 November. 33(11):2245-58.
Copy number variations on chromosome 12q14 in patients with normal tension glaucoma.
Human molecular genetics.
2011 June. 20(12):2482-94.
Chromosome 7q31 POAG locus: ocular expression of caveolins and lack of association with POAG in a US cohort.
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