University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Welcome to Atlas of Gonioscopy

This site is dedicated to teaching gonioscopy through the use of videography. It covers the basic examination techniques and more advanced techniques, such as indentation and the corneal wedge. There are video examples of most glaucoma-related diseases. We hope that you find it to be educational.

Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum

The Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum is aimed at residents who want an image-heavy introduction to glaucoma. The curriculum consists of 50 lectures that It break glaucoma into fifty bite-sized pieces averaging 14 minutes in length (range 4 to 37 minutes). In total the curriculum is just under 12 hours long.

It is highly visual with >900 images and >90 movie clips.

The address is:

You can also download this as an iBook from the iBook app for the Mac, iPad or iPhone. Search for "Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum" or “Alward.”


I hope that you find it useful.

Wallace L.M. Alward, MD.

Wallace L.M. Alward, MD

Dr. Lee Alward

Professor Emeritus
Director, Glaucoma Service
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Dedicated to E. Lee Allen

E. Lee Allen

The world's premier gonioscopy
artist, inventor, scientist and dear friend
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Site Credits


Web Design: Jessica L. Bramow
Video Production & Guru: Randall E. Verdick
Gonioscopy Artwork: E. Lee Allen and
Sarah E. Alward