Jennifer Ling, MD

Jennifer Ling, MD

4.67 out of 5 (451 ratings)

Clinical Assistant Professor
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
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"The best part about being a physician is the patients. It is a privilege to be entrusted to preserve or restore someone's vision. UI Hospitals & Clinics is that rare blend of world-renowned expertise coupled with friendly, down-to-earth people. I feel honored to be part of such and amazing team." — Jennifer Ling




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
  • Iowa Board of Medicine


  • Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Eye Bank Association of America
  • Eye Bank Association of America Accreditation Board


  • MD, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh
  • BSc Magna Cum Laude, Neuroscience, University of Toronto, Toronto


  • Medical Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
  • Ophthalmology, University of California Davis Health System Eye Center, Sacramento, Calif.


Cornea and External Diseases, University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.


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Overall Rating

4.67 out of 5 (451 ratings)