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


   
​Ophthalmologists                                                                     

          

           Alex Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

         

         Partner, Eye Physicians and Surgeons

 

         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

 

         Affiliations:  Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa

                                  Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology

                                  Henry County Health Center, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

         Special Interests:  Advanced cataract surgery, Refractive surgery and LASIK, Dry eye, Pterygium removal,  

                                            Corneal transplantation, Collagen Cross-linking. Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery                                                                                                                                                                                      

             

        International Ophthalmology: Partner with The Luke Commission to perform eye surgery  and telemedicine in the                                

        African nation of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)      


        Links: YouTube Surgical VideosFacebook Surgical Videos, The Luke Commission


 

 


  

       Chris Watts, M.D.     

 

       Partner, Eye Physicians and Surgeons

       Medical Education:  University of Washington School of Medicine.  2008

       Residency:  University of Iowa, 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, 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

Board Certification:  American Board of Ophthalmology    

Affiliations:  Mercy Hospital, Iowa City Iowa   

                        Henry County Health Center, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

                        Keokuk Area Hospital       

                                                     

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

 



 

 

      Lyse S. Strnad, M.D.

       Partner, Eye Physicians and Surgeons

       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         

           


     

     

     

     

     

     


      

      

                                                                                       

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