Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences

Karen M. Gehrs, MD


Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Contact Information

Phone: 319-467-2000

Email: karen-gehrs@uiowa.edu
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BS, Chemistry, Rhodes College
MD, Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia

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

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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Almeida D, Chin E, Roybal C, Elshatory Y, Gehrs K.  Multiplane Peripheral Vitreous Dissection With Perfluoro-n-Octane and Triamcinolone Acetonide.  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.).  2015 April 1. 35(4):827-8.

Mahajan V, Chin E, Tarantola R, Almeida D, Somani R, Boldt H, Folk J, Gehrs K, Russell S.  Macular Hole Closure With Internal Limiting Membrane Abrasion Technique.  JAMA ophthalmology.  2015 March 12. 

Chin E, Almeida D, Sohn E, Boldt H, Mahajan V, Gehrs K, Russell S, Folk J.  Incomplete vitreomacular traction release using intravitreal ocriplasmin.  Case Reports Ophthalmology.  2014. 5(3):455-462.

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.

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