Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences

Wallace L. Alward, MD

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Frederick C. Blodi Chair in Ophthalmology
Vice-Chair, Ophthalmology
Director, Glaucoma Service
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Contact Information

Primary Office: 11190C  PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-2228

Email: wallace-alward@uiowa.edu
Web: Iowa Glaucoma Center
Web: Gonioscopy.org

Education

AB, Biology, Kenyon College
MD, Medicine, Ohio State University

Internship, General Surgery, University Hospitals of Pittsburgh
Ophthalmology, University of Louisville
Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Louisville
Fellowship, Glaucoma, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami

Licensure and Certifications

State of Florida Medical License (inactive)
State of Kentucky Medical License (inactive)
State of Alaska Medical License (Inactive)
ABO Certification, American Board of Ophthalmology
NBME Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Research Summary

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.

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration
Institute for Vision Research

Selected Publications

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Seo S, Solivan-Timple F, Roos B, Robin A, Stone E, Young Y, Alward W, Fingert J.  Identification of proteins that interact with TANK binding kinase 1 and testing for mutations associated with glaucoma.  Curr Eye Res.  2013 February. 38(2).

Hong E, Burden J, Alward W.  Intralesional ethanol for an unresectable epithelial inclusion cyst.  JAMA Ophthlamol.  2013 February. 131(2):262-3.
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Wandling G, Rauen M, Goins K, Kitzmann A, Sutphin J, Kwon Y, Alward W, Wagoner M.  Glaucoma therapy escalation in eyes with pseudophakic corneal edema after penetrating keratoplasty and Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty..  International ophthalmology.  2012 February. 32(1):14-Sep.
[PubMed]

Mao M, Solivan-Timpe F, Roos B, Mullins R, Oetting T, Kwon Y, Brzeskiewicz P, Stone E, Alward W, Anderson M.  Localization of SH3PXD2B in human eyes and detection of rare variants in patients with anterior segment diseases and glaucoma.  Molecular vision.  2012. 18:705-13.
[PubMed]

Tang L, Garvin M, Lee K, Alward W, Kwon Y, AbrÌÊmoff M.  Robust multiscale stereo matching from fundus images with radiometric differences..  IEEE transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence.  2011 November. 33(11):2245-58.
[PubMed]

Fingert J, Robin A, Stone J, Roos B, Davis L, Scheetz T, Bennett S, Wassink T, Kwon Y, Alward W.  Copy number variations on chromosome 12q14 in patients with normal tension glaucoma..  Human molecular genetics.  2011 June. 20(12):2482-94.
[PubMed]

Kuehn M, Wang K, Roos B, Stone E, Kwon Y, Alward W, Mullins R, Fingert J, Alward W.  Chromosome 7q31 POAG locus: ocular expression of caveolins and lack of association with POAG in a US cohort.  Mol Vis.  2011. 17:430-5.

Davis L, Meyer K, Schindler E, Beck J, Rudd D, Grundstad A, Scheetz T, Braun T, Fingert J, Alward W.  Copy number variations and primary open-angle glaucoma..  Investigative ophthalmology & visual science.  2011. 52(10):7122-33.
[PubMed]

Alward W.  A history of gonioscopy..  Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry.  2011 January. 88(1):29-35.
[PubMed]

Fingert J, Alward W, Wang K, Yorio T, Clark A.  Assessment of SNPs associated with the human glucocorticoid receptor in primary open-angle glaucoma and steroid responders..  Molecular vision.  2010. 16:596-601.
[PubMed]

Date Last Modified: 11/25/2013 - 14:36:43