Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship

Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Program at the University of Iowa bridges the fields of ophthalmology and neurology through diagnosis and management of patients with neurological disorders that affect vision and eye movements. Approximately 3,000 clinical neuro-ophthalmology patients are evaluated in the Neuro-Ophthalmology service each year. The evaluations include the entire range of afferent, efferent and pupil abnormalities thereby providing a diverse and challenging fellowship experience.

The fellowship is designed to provide additional training in neuro-ophthalmology for an ophthalmologist or neurologist who has completed an approved residency. The fellow will be expected:

  • to acquire a special expertise in the diagnosis and management of neuro-ophthalmic problems,
  • to be able to conduct clinical research in neuro-ophthalmology, and
  • to learn how to be an effective teacher of neuro-ophthalmology.

To achieve these goals, the fellow will have to acquire a firm grasp of visual and ocular motor neuroanatomy, the neuropathology of vision and eye movement, the theory, practice, and interpretation of perimetry, electrophysiology of the visual system, and imaging of the eye (including optical coherence tomography). The fellow will also acquire expertise in the reading of CT and MR scans, and achieve a working understanding of the autonomic physiology and pharmacology of the eye.

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The University of Iowa Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship program is compliant with Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) Fellowship Compliance Committee (FCC) process described at the link below.

Program Requirements for Fellowship Education in Neuro-Ophthalmology (pdf)

How To Apply:

Applicants are requested to provide:

1. Completed application form

The following materials are required and will be uploaded using the provided application form.

  • A current CV
  • A personal statement discussing:
    • Why the applicant desires neuro-ophthalmology fellowship training
    • The applicant's career goals

2. Three letters of recommendation sent promptly and directly to the Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Coordinator, Ramona Weber, [email protected]. These letters should come from those persons best qualified to attest to the character and professional qualifications of the applicant.

Contact Information:

For Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship inquiries, please contact

Ramona Weber
Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1091
[email protected]

For general fellowship inquiries only, please contact

Scott A. Larson, MD
Fellowship Training Program Director
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1091
[email protected]

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    Jan 02, 2022

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