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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

The Iowa Ophthalmology Wet Laboratory

This is a list of the lesson plans for the Iowa Wet Lab (OWL) sessions for the Residents at the University of Iowa. At the bottom of the page is a list of articles about the OWL that might be of interest.

Core Curriculum

References about the curriculum

  1. Lee AG, Greenlee E, Oetting TA, Beaver HA, Johnson AT, Boldt HC, Abramoff M, Olson R, Carter K. The Iowa ophthalmology wet laboratory curriculum for teaching and assessing cataract surgical competency. Ophthalmology. 2007 Jul;114(7):e21-6. PubMed PMID: 17475332.
  2. Henderson BA, Grimes KJ, Fintelmann RE, Oetting TA. Stepwise approach to establishing an ophthalmology wet laboratory. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2009 Jun;35(6):1121-8. PubMed PMID: 19465299.
  3. Henderson BA, Kim JY, Golnik KC, Oetting TA, Lee AG, Volpe NJ, Aaron M, Uhler TA, Arnold A, Dunn JP, Prajna NV, Lane AM, Loewenstein JI. Evaluation of the virtual mentor cataract training program. Ophthalmology. 2010 Feb;117(2):253-8. PubMed PMID: 19969355.
  4. Privett B, Greenlee E, Rogers G, Oetting TA. Construct validity of a surgical simulator as a valid model for capsulorhexis training. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2010 Nov;36(11):1835-8. PubMed PMID: 21029889.

Suggested citation format: Haugsdal J, Kitzmann A, Oetting TA. The Iowa Ophthalmology Wet Laboratory. Updated Posting June 28, 2021. Originally Posted December 6, 2012. Available from

last updated: 07/01/2021