About EyeRounds and Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
Ophthalmology Grand Round and Eye Rounds is a service of the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in Iowa City, Iowa.
History of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds at The University of Iowa
In 1925, Cecil Starling O’Brien, MD, was hired as the head of the newly autonomous Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa. Dr. O'Brien started the tradition of daily morning rounds to teach residents at the bedside. Grand rounds at Iowa evolved from bedside to the clinic, and, under the guidance of then Department Head, Thomas A. Weingeist, PhD, MD, to the Braley Auditorium.
Grand rounds are held Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. and are invaluable learning experiences for students, residents, and fellows. During grand rounds, interesting, difficult, and classic presentations of ophthalmic diseases are discussed. Under the direction of Department Head, Keith D. Carter, MD, rounds continue to be as strong a tradition today as they were in 1925.
This website contains a growing resource for students, residents, physicians, and patients. Over time, our site has gained momentum. We receive thousands of hits per day from over 40 countries.
- The index of ophthalmology cases and photographs in this site are for teaching purposes. Many of these cases have been presented during Grand Rounds at The University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology.
- These cases are intended for students, residents, and physicians. If you are seeking patient information, then please browse the section intended for patients.
- The cases and tutorials in EyeRounds are written by our physicians.
- Our efforts in establishing tools for Competencies in Ophthalmology, is headed by Andrew G. Lee, MD.
- Also see the pages on how to use an inexpensive, consumer grade digital camera to capture high-quality anterior segment and external photographs for clinical documentation.
- Our online ophthalmic atlas is freely searchable and uploadable by everyone.
Presentations are being made available for review purposes only.
Material presented at morning rounds is presented to initiate discussion.
Material presented may not be medically proven fact and should not be used to guide treatment.
Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the University of Iowa.
EyeRounds.org is funded by unrestricted funds from The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and from The Iowa Eye Association who have no influence on the content of this site.
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