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Christopher S. Sales, MD, MPH


"Patients are at the center of what we do in ophthalmology. They are our lifeblood, our family. It is our privilege not only to take care of them and to educate them about their health, but most of all, to get to know them as people." — Christopher S. Sales




Adult Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • Amniotic membrane contact lens (Prokera)
  • Amniotic membrane grafts
  • Anterior segment reconstruction
  • Astigmatism correcting lens implants
  • Boston K-Pro (keratoprothesis)
  • Capsular tension ring and segment implants
  • Collagen crosslinking
  • Complex cataract surgery
  • Compounded chemotherapy eye drops
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Corneal biopsy
  • Corneal cultures
  • Corneal neurotization
  • Corneal topography
  • Corneal transplantation
  • DALK (deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty)
  • DMEK (Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty)
  • DSAEK (Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty)
  • DSO (Descemet stripping only)
  • DWEK (Descemet stripping without endothelial keratoplasty)
  • Endothelial and lamellar keratoplasty
  • Fortified antimicrobial drops
  • INTACS (intrastromal corneal ring segments)
  • Intraocular contact lens (ICL)
  • Intraocular lens exchange and repositioning (IOL implant)
  • Intraocular lens stabilization
  • Iris prosthesis implants
  • Iris reconstruction
  • LAK (laser-assisted keratoplasty)
  • Laser vision correction (LASIK surgery or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis)
  • Ocular surface reconstruction
  • PKP (penetrating keratoplasty)
  • Post-cataract laser vision correction enhancement
  • Post-cataract piggyback lens implants
  • Presbyopia correcting lens implants
  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
  • Pterygium excision with conjunctival autograft
  • Recurrent pterygium excision
  • Refractive surgery
  • Routine cataract surgery
  • Secondary intraocular lens implants
  • Specialty scleral contact lens coordination
  • Specular microscopy
  • Tenonplasty
  • Vision correction

Diseases and Conditions

  • Anterior basement membrane dystrophy
  • Aphakia
  • Astigmatism
  • Autologous serum tears
  • Chemical burns
  • Complex cataracts
  • Conjunctival chalasis
  • Conjunctival melanoma
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal disease
  • Corneal edema (swelling)
  • Corneal scarring
  • Corneal transplant failure
  • Corneal trauma
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Dislocated intraocular lens
  • Dry eye
  • Ectasia after laser refractive surgery
  • Eye infection
  • Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy
  • Herpes simplex
  • Herpes zoster keratitis
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Iris abnormalities
  • Keratoconus
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction (blepharitis)
  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Neurotrophic keratitis
  • Ocular surface squamous neoplasia (ocular surface disorder)
  • Presbyopia (age-related farsightedness)
  • Primary acquired melanosis
  • Pterygium
  • Red eye
  • Routine cataracts
  • Salzmann nodular degeneration
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS or toxic epidermal necrolysis)


105 East 9th Street
Coralville, IA 52241

200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The Medical Board of New York
  • The Medical Board of Iowa
  • Visian ICL, VISX, Intralase, LenSx, ORA, Ngenuity


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Eye Bank Association of America
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Paton Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
  • Cornea Society


  • MD, Tufts University, School of Medicine, Boston
  • MPH, Tufts University, School of Medicine, Boston
  • BA, International Relations, Brown University, Providence, R.I.


  • Medical Internship, Internal Medicine, Harvard University Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Boston
  • Ophthalmology, Stanford University Hospitals & Clinics, Palo Alto, Calif.


  • Cornea and External Disease, Complex Anterior Segment Surgery, Devers Eye Institute, Portland, Ore.
  • Refractive Surgery, Joint Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio


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Overall Rating

4.58 out of 5 (288 ratings)