Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences

Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD, FACS


Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 11196E  PFP
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-2590

Clinic:  UIHC - Iowa River Landing
105 E 9th Street
Coralville, IA 52241

Email: richard-allen@uiowa.edu
Web: Clinical profile


BS, Chemistry, Duke University
PhD, Human and Molecular Genetics , Baylor College of Medicine
MD, Medical Scientist Training Program, Baylor College of Medicine

Medicine Preliminary Year, Medicine, The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center-Department of Internal Medicine
Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Molecular Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Fellowship, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Fellowship, Oculoplastic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics-Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Licensure and Certifications

Texas medical license
State of Iowa Medical License
ASOPRS Certification American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
ABO Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Research Summary

Dr. Allen's research centers on: Molecular characterization and mechanism of ocular disease Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy Lacrimal and orbital diseases Ocular hyperplasias

Selected Publications

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Sobel R, Carter K, Allen R.  Bilateral lacrimal drainage obstruction and its association with secondary causes.  Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2014. 30(2):152-156.

Call C, Wise R, Hansen M, Carter K, Allen R.  In vivo examination of meibomian gland morphology in patients with facial nerve palsy using infrared meibography.  Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2012 November. 28(6):396-400.

Baker M, Avery R, Johnson C, Allen R.  Methotrexate as an alternative treatment for orbital angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia.  Orbit.  2012 October. 31(5):324-326.

Sobel R, Carter K, Allen R.  Periorbital edema: a puzzle no more?.  Curr Opin Ophthalmol.  2012 September. 23(5):405-14.

Baker M, Krakauer M, Gupta S, de la Cruz J, Cortina M, Kitzmann A, Goins K, Allen R, Setabutr P.  Eyelid procedures in patients who have undergone Boston Keratoprosthesis surgery.  Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2012 July. 28(4):286-8.

Gandhi N, Allen R.  Periodic unilateral eyelid retraction in a pediatric patient: Comment and Response.  J Neuroophthalmol.  2012 June. 32(2):191-2.

Allen R, Zimmerman M, Watterberg E, Morrison L, Carter K.  Primary bilateral silicone frontalis suspension for good levator function ptosis in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.  Br J Ophthalmol.  2012 June. 96(6):841-945.

Allen R, Goins K, Hong E, Longmuir S.  Ocular myeloid sarcoma in a 10-year-old child - reply.  J AAPOS.  2012 April. 16(2):213.

Gandhi N, Rogers G, Kardon R, Allen R.  Periodic Unilateral Eyelid Retraction in a Pediatric Patient.  Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.  2011 December. 31(4):350-2.

Allen R, Saylor M, Nerad J.  The current state of ptosis repair: a comparison of internal and external approaches.  Curr Opin Ophthalmol.  2011 September. 22(5):394-9.

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