Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences

Karen M. Gehrs, MD


Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Contact Information

Email: karen-gehrs@uiowa.edu


BS, Chemistry, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn
MD, Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia

Transitional Internship, St. John's Mercy Medical Center
Residency, Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC
Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC
Residency, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology, Retina, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

Licensure and Certifications

State of Florida Medical License (permanent) Florida Board of Medicine
State of Iowa Medical License Iowa Board of Medicine
Kansas State Medical License (Permanent) Kansas Board of Medicine
State of Illinois Medical License Illinois Board of Medicine
State of Missouri Medical License (permanent) Missouri Board of Medicine
State of North Carolina Medical License (permanent) North Carolina Board of Medicine
NBME Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners
Ophthalmology Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Selected Publications

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Skeie J, Brown E, Martinez H, Russell S, Birkholz E, Folk J, Boldt H, Gehrs K, Stone E, Wright M, Mahajan V.  Proteomic analysis of vitreous biopsy techniques.  Retina.  2012 December. 32(10):2141-2149.

Kitzmann A, Fethke N, Baratz K, Zimmerman M, Hackbarth D, Gehrs K.  A survey study of musculoskeletal disorders among eye care physicians compared with family medicine physicians.  Ophthalmology.  2012 February. 119(2):213-220.

Hageman G, Gehrs K, Lejnine S, Bansal A, Deangelis M, Guymer R, Baird P, Allikmets R, Deciu C, Oath P, Perlee L.  Clinical validation of a genetic model to estimate the risk of developing choroidal neovascular age-related macular degeneration.  Human Genomics.  2011 July 5. 5(5):420-440.

Mares J, Voland R, Sondel S, Millan A, Larowe T, Moeller S, Klein M, Blodi B, Chappell R, Tinker L, Ritenbaugh C, Gehrs K, Sarto G, Johnson E, Snodderly D, Wallace R.  Healthy lifestyles related to subsequent prevalence of age-related macular degeneration.  Arch Ophthalmol.  2011 April. 129(4):470-480.

Millen A, Voland R, Sondel S, Parekh M, Horst R, Wallace R, Hageman G, Chappell R, Blodi B, Klein M, Gehrs K, Sarto G, Mares J, CAREDS Study Group .  Vitamin D status and early age-related macular degeneration in postmenopausal women.  Arch Ophthalmol.  2011 April. 129(4):481-489.

Mahajan V, Elkins K, Russell S, Boldt H, Gehrs K, Weingeist T, Stone E, Abramoff M, Liu D, Folk J.  Bilateral intravitreal injection of antivascular endothelial growth factor therapy.  Retina .  2011 January. 31(1):31-35.

Mares J, Voland R, Adler R, Tinker L, Millen A, Moeller S, Blodi B, Gehrs K, Wallace R, Chappell R, Neuhouser M, Sarto G, CAREDS Study Group .  Healthy diets and the subsequent prevalence of nuclear cataract in women.  Arch Ophthalmol.  2010 June. 128(6):738-749.

Gehrs K, Jackson J, Brown E, Allikmets R, Hageman G.  Complement, age-related macular degeneration and a vision of the future.  Arch Ophthalmol.  2010 March. 128(3):349-358.

Mahajan V, Gehrs K, Goldstein D, Fischer D, Lopez J, Folk J.  Management of sympathetic ophthalmia with the fluocinolone acetonide implant.  Ophthalmology.  2009 March. 116(3):552-557.

Maguire M, Alexander J, Fine S, Complications of Age-related Macular Degeneration Prevention Trial (CAPT) Research Group.  , Gehrs K, 334 Collaborators .  Characteristics of choroidal neovascularization in the complications of age-related macular degeneration prevention trial.  Ophthalmology.  2008 September. 115(9):1468-1473.

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