Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences

Mark E. Wilkinson, OD, FAAO

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Medical Director, UI Optical
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Vision Rehabilitation Service, UI Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Contact Information

Primary Office: 11190A  PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-8301

Email: mark-wilkinson@uiowa.edu

Education

BS, Zoology, Iowa State University
OD, Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry

Postgraduate course, Low Vision, New York Lighthouse for the Blind
Comprehensive didactic and clinical courses, Part I - Comprehensive didactic and clinical courses to become a therapeutically certified optometrist in Iowa
Comprehensive overview, Comprehensive Low Vision Overview, New York Lighthouse for the Blind
Comprehensive didactic and clinical courses, Part II - Comprehensive didactic and clinical courses to become a therapeutically certified optometrist in Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Illinois Optometry Licensure (Inactive), Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
Optometric Certification, National Board of Optometric Examiners

Research Summary

Dr. Wilkinson's research interests are in two general areas; inherited eye diseases and driving with a reduction in visual functioning. Dr. Wilkinson works with Dr. Edwin Stone and the other researchers in the Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration (CFCMD) to evaluate and quantify the phenotypic differences in visual functioning of individuals with inherited eye diseases. Dr. Wilkinson is also working with the CFCMD on Project 3000, a study designed to genotype and phenotype all individuals in the United States with Leber's Congenital Amaurosis. In the area of driving with a reduction in visual functioning, Dr. Wilkinson recently worked with the FDA's Ophthalmic Device Division to evaluate how contrast sensitivity loss affects driving performance under mesopic lighting conditions. Driving performance was evaluated at the University of Iowa National Advanced Driving Simulator and Simulation Center (NADS). Additional studies Dr. Wilkinson will be involved with in the first quarter of 2007, which will also be contacted at NADS, include a study that will look at the driving behaviors of individuals who have experienced a permanent reduction in their visual fields from conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa and stroke. Another study will evaluate an advanced optics aspheric intraocular lens under night driving conditions. Finally, a study to evaluate the benefits of an advanced optics aspheric contact lens while driving is under development at this time.

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration
Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research

All Publications

Wilkinson M.  Current issues in vision rehabilitation.  Insight.  2013. 38(3):10-4, 29.
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Wilkinson M.  Diagnose and Manage Dementia’s Visual Dimensions.  Optometric Management.  2012 June. 

Wilkinson M, Brown T, Ahmad O.  The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS): Description and Capabilities in Vision Related Research.  Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association Online edition.  2012 June. 83(6):79-84.

Wilkinson M.  Response.  Optometry.  2011 December. 82(12):723.
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Wilkinson M, Olson R, Kuusisto S.  What Is Our Role In Promoting Literacy For Children Who are “Blind” or Visually Impaired?.  Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association.  2011 September. 82(9):503-504.
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Ahmed R, Wilkinson M, Parker G, Thurtell M, Macdonald J, McCluskey P, Allan R, Dunne V, Hanlon M, Owler B, Halmagyi G.  Transverse Sinus Stenting for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Review of 52 Patients and of Model Predictions.  AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology.  2011 July 28. 32(8):1408-1414.
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Wilkinson M.  Contrast Sensitivity Testing: When Visual Acuity Testing Alone is Not Enough.  Insight.  2010 October. 35(4):26-27.

Johnson C, Wilkinson M.  Vision and driving: the United States.  J Neuroophthalmol.  2010 June. 30(2):170-6.
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Schultheis M, Manning K, Weisser V, Blasco A, Ang J, Wilkinson M.  Vision and driving in multiple sclerosis.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil.  2010 February. 91(2):315-7.
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Wilkinson M.  Chapter 8. Clinical Low Vision Services.  AFB Press.  2010 January. 

Wilkinson M.  Essential Optics Review for the Boards.  2nd ed.. FEP International, Inc.;  2009  June.

Siemsen D, Wilkinson M.  Notes on low vision visual acuities, charts, and other stuff.  AER Report.  2009 Spring. 

Wilkinson M.  Sighted guide technique.  Insight.  2008 October. 33(4):19.
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Wilkinson M.  Educational Considerations for Children with Visual Impairments.  Clinical & Refractive Optometry.  2008. 19(8):243-247.

Brinig M, Wilkinson M, Daly J, Jogerst J, Stone E.  Vision Standards for Licensing and Driving.  Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association.  2007 September. 78(9):439-445.
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Wilkinson M.  Essential Optics Review for the Boards.  FEP International, Inc.;  2006  October.

Folk J, Wilkinson M.  Protect Your Sight: How to Save Your Vision in the Epidemic of Macular Degeneration.  FEP International, Inc.;  2006  May.

 .  A Review of Low Vision Rehabilitation .  Pacific University College of Optometry Web based continuing education course .  2006. 
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Wilkinson M.  Educational Considerations for Children with Visual Impairments.  Clinical & Refractive Optometry.  2006. 17(10):366-371.

Wilkinson M.  Evaluating Children with Visual Impairments: Who, Why and How.  Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology.  2006 January. 20(1):46-53.

Brinig M, Wilkinson M, Daly J, Joergst J, Stone E.  Standards for Licensing and Driving.  Law & Economics Abstracts, Working Paper Series.  2005 November 22. 10(46).

Wilkinson M.  Low Vision Management of Children with Visual Impairments.  Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology.  2005 October. 19(4):179-186.

Wilkinson M.  Low Vision Rehabilitation - Who, When and How.  Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology.  2005 April. 19(2):117-124.

Wilkinson M, Longmuir S.  Iowa Vision Screening Guidelines.  2005.  Available from: http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/dept/articles/UI-Vision-Screening-Guidelines.pdf

Wilkinson M, Trantham C.  Characteristics of Children Evaluated at a Pediatric Low Vision Clinic: 1981-2003.  Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.  2004 November. 98(11):693-702.
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Wilkinson M.  The Benefits of Early Introduction to Low Vision Rehabilitation Services.  EnVision.  2004 Autumn. 

Healy D, Craig J, Wilkinson C, Stone E, Mackey D.  Attitudes to predictive DNA testing for myocilin glaucoma: experience with a large Australian family.  J Glaucoma.  2004. 13(4):304-11.
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Wilkinson M.  Helping Your Patients Understand the Myth, Realities of Visual Impairment.  Aging and Vision.  2003 October. 15(2).

Wilkinson M.  Low vision rehabilitation: a concise overview.  Insight.  2003 October. 28(4):111-9.
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Wilkinson M.  When Is It Appropriate to Stop Driving Due to Vision Impairment?.  Aging and Vision.  2003 Autumn. 2.

Mackey D, Healy D, Fingert J, Coote M, Wong T, Wilkinson C, McCartney P, Rait J, de Graaf A, Stone E, Craig J.  Glaucoma Phenotype in Pedigrees With the Myocilin Thr377Met Mutation.  Arch Ophthalmol.  2003. 121(8):1172-80.

Wilkinson C, van der Straaten D, Craig J, Coote M, McCartney P, Stankovich T, Stone E, Mackey D.  Tonography demonstrates reduced facility of outflow of aqueous humor in myocilin mutation carriers.  J Glaucoma.  2003. 12(3):237-42.

Wilkinson M.  Guest Editorial - Driving with a Visual Impairment: New Guidelines are Needed.  Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association.  2003 January. 74(1):7-10.

Wilkinson M, Trantham C, Koenig A.  Achieving Functional Literacy for Children with Visual Impairments.  Visual Impairment Research.  2002 November. 3(2):85-95.

Wilkinson M.  Educational Considerations for Children with Visual Impairments.  Practical Optometry.  2002. 13(2):42-46+66.

Wilkinson M.  Ceroid lipofuscinosis, neuronal 3, Juvenile-Batten disease: case report and literature review.  Optometry.  2001 November. 72(11):724-8.
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Wilkinson M, Trantham C, Koenig A.  Achieving functional literacy for children with visual impairments.  Visual Impairment Research.  2001. 3(2):85-92.

Clark A, Steely H, Dickerson J, English-Wright S, Stropki K, McCartney M, Jacobson N, Shepard A, Clark J, Matsushima H, Peskind E, Leverenz J, Wilkinson C, Swiderski R, Fingert J, Sheffield V, Stone E.  Glucocorticoid induction of the glaucoma gene MYOC in human and monkey trabecular meshwork cells and tissues.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  2001. 42(8):1769-80.
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Wilkinson M.  Useful Field of Vision Test: Can it Help with Visually Impaired Drivers.  Lighthouse International.  2000 October. 

Wilkinson M.  Low Vision Devices: An Overview, Chapter 4.  American Foundation for the Blind.  2000 September. 

Wilkinson M, Stewart I, Trantham C.  The Iowa Model for Pediatric Low Vision Services.  Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.  2000 July. 94(7):446-452.

Wilkinson M, Stewart I, Trantham C.  Iowa's pediatric low-vision services.  Optometry.  2000 January. 71(1):40-8.
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Wilkinson M.  Helping Your Patients Understand the Myth, Realities of Visual Impairment.  EyeNet.  1998 October. 2(10):26.

Wilkinson M.  Should Your Low Vision Patient Be Driving?.  EyeNet.  1998 September. 2(9):21.

Wilkinson M.  Tips on Managing Children With Low Vision.  EyeNet.  1998 August. 2(8):18.

Wilkinson M.  Driving with a visual impairment.  Insight: The Journal of ASORN.  1998 June. 23(2):48-52.
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Wilkinson M.  Evaluation and Management of Children with Visual Impairment.  Practical Optometry.  1997 August. 8(4):136-141.

Wilkinson M.  Clinical Examination of teh Visually Impaired, Chapter 8.  American Foundation for the Blind.  1996 August. 

Wilkinson M, Stewart I.  Iowa's pediatric low vision services.  J Am Optom Assoc.  1996 July. 67(7):397-402.
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 , Wilkinson C, Hawkins B, Javornik N, Newhouse M, Keller J, Bressler N, Bressler S, Burgess D, Fine S, Hiner C, Maguire M, Orth D, Folk J, Kimura A, et al .  Five-Year follow-up of fellow eyes of individuals with ocular histoplasmosis and unilateral extrafoveal or juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularization.  Arch Ophthalmol.  1996. 114(6):677-88.

Wilkinson M, Stewart I.  Characteristics of Students Evaluated at a Residential School’s Low Vision Clinic: 1981 - 1991.  Journal of Visual Rehabilitation and Blindness.  1993 June. 87(6):180-182.

Wilkinson M.  Mercy's Vision Rehabilitation Institute: A Hospital Based Low Vision Service.  Journal of Vision Rehabilitation.  1993. 7(1):17-22.

Folk J, Wilkinson M.  Protect Your Sight: How to Save Your Vision in the Epidemic of Macular Degeneration.  2. FEP International, Inc; 

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