Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Richard J. Olson, MD

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Director, Medical Education, Dept of Ophthalmology
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information

Primary Office: 11290-G PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-0382

Email: richard-olson@uiowa.edu
Web: Dr. Olson's Video Profile

Education

BA, Music; Minors in Chemistry and English, Brigham Young University
PhD Candidate, Musicology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MD, University of Utah

Internship, Medicine/Ophthalmology, University of Utah
Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Iowa
Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, The University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Utah Medical License , State of Utah
State of Iowa Medical License , Iowa Board of Medical Examiners
ABO Certification, American Board of Ophthalmology
NBME Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

All Publications

Loomis S, Kang J, Weinreb R, Yaspan B, Cooke Bailey J, Gaasterland D, Gaasterland T, Lee R, Lichter P, Budenz D, Liu Y, Realini T, Friedman D, McCarty C, Moroi S, Olson L, Schuman J, Singh K, Vollrath D, Wollstein G, Zack D, Brilliant M, Sit A, Christen W, Fingert J, Kraft P, Zhang K, Allingham R, Pericak-Vance M, Richards J, Hauser M, Haines J, Pasquale L, Wiggs J.  Association of CAV1/CAV2 genomic variants with primary open-angle glaucoma overall and by gender and pattern of visual field loss.  Ophthalmology.  2014. 121(2):508-16.
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Winter T, Olson R, Larson S, Oetting T, Longmuir S.  Resident and Fellow Participation in Strabismus Surgery: Effect of Level of Training and Number of Assistants on Operative Time and Cost..  Ophthalmology.  2014. 121(3):797-801.
[PubMed]

Kang J, Loomis S, Yaspan B, Bailey J, Weinreb R, Lee R, Lichter P, Budenz D, Liu Y, Realini T, Gaasterland D, Gaasterland T, Friedman D, McCarty C, Moroi S, Olson L, Schuman J, Singh K, Vollrath D, Wollstein G, Zack D, Brilliant M, Sit A, Christen W, Fingert J, Forman J, Buys E, Kraft P, Zhang K, Allingham R, Pericak-Vance M, Richards J, Hauser M, Haines J, Wiggs J, Pasquale L.  Vascular tone pathway polymorphisms in relation to primary open-angle glaucoma.  Eye (London, England).  2014. 28(6):662-71.
[PubMed]

Longmuir S, Pfeifer W, Scott W, Olson R.  Effect of Occlusion Amblyopia After Prescribed Full-Time Occlusion on Long-Term Visual Acuity Outcomes.  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus.  2013. 50(2):94-101.
[PubMed]

Pasquale L, Loomis S, Weinreb R, Kang J, Yaspan B, Bailey J, Gaasterland D, Gaasterland T, Lee R, Scott W, Lichter P, Budenz D, Liu Y, Realini T, Friedman D, McCarty C, Moroi S, Olson L, Schuman J, Singh K, Vollrath D, Wollstein G, Zack D, Brilliant M, Sit A, Christen W, Fingert J, Kraft P, Zhang K, Allingham R, Pericak-Vance M, Richards J, Hauser M, Haines J, Wiggs J.  Estrogen pathway polymorphisms in relation to primary open angle glaucoma: An analysis accounting for gender from the United States.  Mol Vis.  2013. 19:1471-81.
[PubMed]

McConnell L, Winter T, Olson R, Longmuir S.  Inadvertent intrastromal injection of ophthalmic viscoelastic.  J AAPOS.  2013. 17(6):639-641.
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Dumitrescu A, Moga D, Olson R, Longmuir S, Drack A.  Head posture in Down syndrome: Author reply.  Ophthalmology.  2012. 119(5):1089-1090.
[PubMed]

Longmuir S, Pfeifer W, Coussens T, Olson R.  Usefulness of iris reactivity to light to determine the peak cycloplegia in hyperopic children.  Insight.  2012. 37(1):12-4, 30.
[PubMed]

Dumitrescu A, Moga D, Longmuir S, Olson R, Drack A.  Prevalence and characteristics of abnormal head posture in children with Down syndrome - a 20 year retrospective, descriptive review..  Ophthalmology.  2011. 118(9):1859-1864.
[PubMed]

Wilkinson M, Olson R, Kuusisto S.  What is our role in promoting literacy for children who are "blind" or visually impaired?.  Optometry.  2011. 82(9):503-504.
[PubMed]

Longmuir S, Pfeifer W, Leon A, Olson R, Short L, Scott W.  Nine-year results of a volunteer lay network photoscreening program of 147 809 children using a photoscreener in Iowa.  Ophthalmology.  2010 October. 117(10):1869-75.
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Longmuir S, Mathews K, Longmuir R, Joshi V, Olson R, Abramoff M.  Retinal arterial but not venous tortuosity correlates with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy severity.  J AAPOS.  2010 June. 14(3):240-3.
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Longmuir S, Gilbertson A, Pfeifer W, Olson R.  Pediatric ophthalmology attire: should we wear a white coat?.  Insight.  2010. 35(4):11-3.
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Olson R, Keech R.  Dissociated Vertical Deviation.  Elsevier.  2008. 

Lee A, Beaver H, Boldt H, Abramoff M, Greenlee E, Oetting T, Olson R, Carter K.  Re-engineering the Resident Applicant Selection Process in Ophthalmology: A Literature Review and Recommendations for Improvement.  Survey of Ophthalmology.  2008. 53(2):164-176.

Olson R.  Why Cycloplegic Refraction is Still Essential in Some Adults with Diplopia.  Am Orthop J.  2008. 58:31-34.

Olson R.  Why Cycloplegic Refraction is Still Essential in Some Adults with Diplopia.  Am Orthoptic J.  2008. 58:31-34.

Lee A, Greenlee E, Oetting T, Beaver H, Johnson A, Boldt H, Abramoff M, Olson R, Carter K.  Assessing Cataract Surgical Competency.  Ophthalmology.  2007. 114(7):1415-1416.

Lee A, Olson R, Bonthius D, Phillips P.  Increasing exotropia and decreasing vision in a school-aged boy.  Survey of Ophthalmol.  2007. 52(6):672-679.

Lee A, Beaver H, Boldt H, Olson R, Oetting T, Abramoff M, Carter K.  Teaching and Assessing Professionalism in Ophthalmology Residency Training Programs.  Survey of Ophthalmology.  2007. 52:300-314.

Lee A, Beaver H, Greenlee E, Oetting T, Boldt H, Olson R, Abramoff M.  Teaching and Assessing Systems-Based Competency in Ophthalmology Residency Training Programs.  Survey of Ophthalmology.  2007. 52(6):680-689.

Lee A, Greenlee E, Oetting T, Beaver H, Johnson A, Boldt H, Abramoff M, Olson R, Carter K.  The Iowa Ophthalmology Wet Lab (OWL) Curriculum for Teaching and Assessing Cataract Surgical Competency.  Ophthalmology.  2007. 114(7):21-26.

Bhola R, Keech R, Olson R, Petersen D.  Long-term outcome of pediatric aphakic glaucoma.  J AAPOS.  2006 June. 10(3):243-8.
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Lee A, Boldt H, Golnik K, Arnold A, Oetting T, Beaver H, Olson R, Zimmerman M, Carter K.  Structured journal club as a tool to teach and assess resident competence in practice based learning and improvement.  Ophthalmology.  2006 March. 113(3):497-500.

Bhola R, Olson R, Keech R.  Dorsal midbrain syndrome with bilateral superior oblique palsy following brainstem hemorrhage.  Arch of Ophthalmol.  2006. 124(12):1786-1788.

Holte L, Prickett J, VanDyke D, Olson R, Lubrica P, Knutson C, Knutson J, Brennan S.  Issues in the evaluation of infants and young children who are suspected of or who are deaf-blind.  Infants and Young Children.  2006. 19(3):213-227.

Holte L, Prickett J, VanDyke D, Olson R, Lubrica P, Knutson C, Knutson J, Brennan S.  Issues in the management of infants and young children who are deaf-blind.  Infants and Young Children.  2006. 19(4):323-337.

Olson R.  Recognizing Signs of Child Abuse for Eye Care Professionals.  Insight - J Am Soc Ophth Reg Nurses.  2006. 31(1):16-20.

Oetting T, Lee A, Beaver H, Johnson A, Boldt H, Olson R, Carter K.  Teaching and Assessing Surgical Competency in Ophthalmology Training Programs.  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging.  2006. 27:384-393.

Lee A, Boldt H, Golnik K, Arnold A, Oetting T, Beaver H, Olsen R, Zimmerman M, Carter K.  Using the journal club to teach and assess competence in practice-based learning and improvement: A literature review and recommendation for implementation.  Survey of Ophthalmol.  2005 4th Quarter. 50(6):542-548.

PEdiatric Eye Disease Investigator Group .  The course of moderate Amblyopia treated with atropine in children: Experience of the amblyopia treatment study.  Am J Ophthalmol.  2003. 136:630-639.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group .  The course of moderate Amblyopia treated with patching in children: Experience of the amblyopia treatment study.  Am J Ophthalmol.  2003. 136:620-629.

Taylor D, Bray B, Staggers N, Olsen R.  User-centered development of a web-based preschool vision screening tool.  AMIA 2003 Symposium Proceedings.  2003. 

Taylor D, Bray B, Staggers N, Olson R.  User-centered development of a Web-based preschool vision screening tool.  AMIA Annu Symp Proc.  2003. 
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PEdiatric Eye Disease Investigator Group .  A randomized trial of atropine versus patching for treatment of moderate amblyopia in children.  Arch Ophthalmol.  2002. 120:268-78.

 .  Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, The clinical spectrum of early-onset esotropia. Experience of the congenital esotropia observational study.  Am.  2002. 133:102-8.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group .  Spontaneous resolution of early-onset esotropia. Experience of the congenital esotropia observational study.  Am J Ophthalmol.  2002. 133:109-18.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group .  The clinical profile of moderate amblyopia in children younger than age 7.  Arch Ophthalmol.  2002. 120:281-7.

Olson R.  Child abuse primer for ophthalmologists.  Rev Ophthalmol.  2000. 7(10):131-136.

Olson R, Scott W.  Dissociative phenomena in congenital monocular elevation deficiency.  Journal of AAPOS.  1998. 2(2):72-78.

Olson R, Scott W.  A practical approach to occlusion therapy for amblyopia.  Seminars in Ophthalmology.  1997. 12(4):161-165.

Leidenix M, Mamalis N, Olson R, McLeish W.  Primary T-cell immunoblastic lymphoma of the orbit in a pediatric patient.  Ophthalmology.  1993. 100:998-1002.

Olson R, Perkins R, Olson R.  Incidence of PAS after capsulorhexis.  Ophthalmology.  1991. 98:119-120.

Monson M, Tamura M, Mamalis N, Olson R, Olson R.  Protective effects of Healon and Occucoat against air bubbles endothelial damage during ultrasonic agitation of the anterior chamber.  J Cataract Refract Surg.  1991. 17:613-616.

Craig M, Olson R, Mamalis N, Olson R.  Air bubble endothelial damage during phacoemulsification in human eye bank eyes: The protective effects of Healon and Viscoat.  J Cataract Refract Surg.  1990. 16:597-602.

Schinnar A, Wood L, Schin D, Olson R.  Economic impact analysis of proposed electric rate increase.  Philadelphia Energy Report .  1986. 3(2).

Date Last Modified: 06/07/2014 - 21:56:23