Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

  • Scott, WilliamWilliam E. Scott, MD

    Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology

    Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

    (319) 356-2877



    • BA, University of Iowa
    • MS (Physiology), University of Iowa
    • MD, University of Iowa

    Post Graduate Education

    • Internship, Wayne State General Hospital
    • Residency (Ophthalmology), University of Iowa
    • Fellowship (Pediatric Ophthalmology), Smith Kettlewell Institute for the Visual Sciences
    • Fellowship (Pediatric Ophthalmology), Childrens Hospital National Medical Center


    • American Board of Ophthalmology

    Professional Affiliations

    • Alpha Omega Alpha
    • Iowa Medical Society
    • Iowa Eye Association
    • Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology
    • Costenbader Alumni Society
    • Smith Kettlewell Alumni Society
    • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • Jampolsky Fellows
    • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (Founding member, Membership Chair: 1975-77, Program Chair: 1983-85, President-Elect: 1987, President: 1988-89)
    • Association for Research in Strabismus
    • International Strabismological Association
    • Iowa Parents of Visually Impaired Children

    Research Interest 

    • Pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, neuro-muscular physiology of the extra-ocular muscles, prism adaptation.
    • The efficacy of prism adaptation in acquired esotropia.
    • The Treatment of large angle congenital esotropia.

    Current Projects

    • Use of electrooculography to study eye movements.
    • Effect of surgical treatments on strabismus.
    • Effect of prisms on preoperative and postoperative strabismus patients.
    • Effectiveness of orthoptic treatments on intermittent exotropia.
    • Evaluation of adjustable sutures in strabismus surgery.
    • Vision screening for amblyopia in preschool children.
    • Prism adaptation for esotropia.
    • Use of oculinum in the treatment of congenital esotropia.
    • Iowa KidSight screening program

    Scholarly Publications in PubMed