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CONTACT: ANGIE TRACHTA
University of Iowa
Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 356-7124

Release: Immediate

Public invited to free University of Iowa seminar on glaucoma

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Area residents are invited to hear three University of Iowa ophthalmologists discuss glaucoma at a free seminar Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hampton/Clarion Conference Center in Coralville.

The seminar is sponsored by University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

"Health for Your Lifetime: Advances in Glaucoma: Guiding the Way to the Future" is the first in a series of educational seminars planned this year. The three University of Iowa ophthalmologists are Thomas Weingeist, M.D., Ph.D.; Lee Alward, M.D., and Young Kwon, M.D., Ph.D.

Weingeist, professor and head of ophthalmology and visual sciences, will introduce the program with a brief description of glaucoma.

Alward, professor and director of glaucoma and perimetry services, will discuss the latest advances in the diagnosis of glaucoma.

Kwon, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, will review treatment options for people with glaucoma.

Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call (319) 384-8442 or toll-free 1-800-777-8442.

1/12/99