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Iowa City Ophthalmologists - Eye Physicians & Surgeons - Meet Our Doctors


   
​Ophthalmologists                                                                     

          

           Alex Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

         

         Joined Eye Physicians and Surgeons 2015

 

         Medical Education:  M.D. Ph.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  

                                         Bronx, New York.  2006

 

         Residency:  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

                            Department of Ophthalmology.  2007 - 2010

 

         Fellowship: Cornea, External Eye Disease, LASIK and Refractive Surgery   

                            University of Iowa.  2011

 

         Experience:  Assistant Professor

                              University of Oklahoma and the Dean McGee Eye Institute

                             Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  2011 - 2015

                              W. Stanley Muenzler Endowed Professor 2014-2015

                             Cornea Fellowship Director 2014-2015

 

         Board Certification:  American Board of Ophthalmology

 

         Affiliation:  Mercy Hospital, Iowa City Iowa

                            Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Department of                                                      Ophthalmology

                             Henry County Health Center

         Special Interests:  Advanced cataract surgery, Refractive surgery and LASIK, Dry eye,                                                                               Pterygium removal,  Corneal transplants, Collagen cross-linking


                                                                        International Ophthalmology: Partner with The Luke Commission to perform cataract                                                                               surgery in the nation of Swaziland, Africa


                                                                        Links: YouTube Surgical VideosFacebook Surgical Videos, The Luke Commission


 

 


  

       Chris Watts, M.D.     

 

       Joined Eye Physicians and Surgeons 2012

       Medical Education:  University of Washington School of Medicine.  2008

       Residency:  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Dept. of Ophthalmology, 2009 - 2012

       Affiliations:  Mercy Hospital, Iowa City Iowa

                           Washington County Hospital, Washington Iowa

                           Marengo Memorial Hospital, Marengo Iowa

 

       Board Certification:  American Board of Ophthalmology

 

       Interests:  General Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes

                         Glaucoma, Dry Eye, and Surgery to repair excess skin above eyelids.

 

  

 

 



      Lucas J.A. Wendel, M.D.     

 

       Joined Eye Physicians and Surgeons 2017

       Medical Education:  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  2006

       Residency:  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 

                           Dept. of Ophthalmology, 2007 - 2010

       Fellowship: Medical Retina and Molecular Ophthalmology

                           University of Iowa 2011

       Experience: Koziol Thoms Eye Associates.  Arlington Heights, IL 2011-2013

                           Fox Valley Ophthalmology.  St. Charles, IL 2013-2016

       Affiliations:  Mercy Hospital, Iowa City Iowa   

                            Henry County Health Center

                                                                                           Keokuk Area Hospital                 

 

                                                                      Board Certification:  American Board of Ophthalmology

 

                                                                      Interests:  Medical treatment of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic                                                                           retinopathy, and retinal vascular disease. Cataract surgery, uveitis, glaucoma, and dry                                                                             eye

 

 

 

  

      John Stamler, M.D., PhD.

        

      Joined Eye Physicians and Surgeons 1995 

      Voted one of America's Best Doctors 2005 - Present by Best Doctors, Inc.

      Selected as one of America's Top Ophthalmologists by Consumer Research Council

      Medical Education:  University of Iowa School of Medicine.  1982 

                                       PhD (Physiology & Biophysics)

      Residency:  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

                          Department of Ophthalmology. 1987

      Fellowship:  Cornea and External Disease. 

                           Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital  

                           Harvard University. 1989

      Board Certification:  American Board of Ophthalmology 

                                                                   Affiliations:  Mercy Hospital, Iowa City Iowa

                                                                   Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology

                                                                   Special Interests: Cornea and External Eye Disease

 


 

 

     Lyse S. Strnad, M.D.

       Joined Eye Physicians and Surgeons 1987

       Medical Education:  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1981

       Residency:  University of Iowa Department of Internal Medicine, 1983

                           University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology, 1986

       Board Certification:  American Board of Ophthalmology

       Credentials:  Fellow, American Board of Ophthalmology

                             Past President, Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology

                             Associate Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology

      Affiliations:  Mercy Hospital, Iowa City Iowa

                           Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology

      Special Interests: Pediatric Ophthalmology

 


     


     OPTOMETRISTS


          Sean P. O'Neill, O.D.

            Joined Eye Physicians and Surgeons in 2016

            Education:  BA in Biology - Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

                                Doctor of Optometry degree - Illinois College of Optometry, 2002

            Experience: McDonald Optical in Iowa City 2002-2016

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      

     

     



         Christopher Olson, O.D.
           Joined Eye Physicians and Surgeons in 2017
           Education:  Doctor of Optometry degree - Illinois College of Optometry, 1987

                              Externship - Westside V.A. Medical Center, 1986-1987

            Experience: Complete EyeCare Center, Mt. Pleasant, IA, 1987-2016

            Credentials: Fellow American Academy of Optometry

                                 Certification in Medical Optometry (ACBMO)

                                 Accreditation Council on Optometric Education

                                 Past Chair, State of Iowa Board of Optometry

                                 Optometrist of the Year (2000), Iowa Optometric Association

                                 Young Optometrist of the Year (1992), Iowa Optometric Association

            Special Interests: Ocular surface disease, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration prevention