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Jonathan F. Russell, MD, PhD

4.68 out of 5 (210 ratings)

Assistant Professor
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


"As retina specialists, we have the greatest job in the world: we use our minds and our hands to make blind people see. I treat all retinal conditions in adults and children. My special interests include complex retinal detachment repair, pediatric retinal surgery, severe ocular trauma, posterior uveitis, advanced retinal imaging, and retinal gene therapy." — Jonathan F. Russell


  • English
  • Spanish


Adult Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • Vitreoretinal surgery

Diseases and Conditions

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dislocated intraocular lens
  • Inherited eye disorders
  • Macular degeneration
  • Macular hole
  • Retinal artery obstruction
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal disease
  • Retinal vein obstruction
  • ROP (retinopathy of prematurity)
  • Stroke of the eye
  • Trauma
  • Uveitis
  • Vascular eye disorder


105 East 9th Street
Coralville, IA 52241

200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Iowa Board of Medicine


  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society
  • Society of Heed Fellows


  • MD, University of California, San Francisco
  • PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • BS, Duke University, Durham, N.C.


  • Medical Internship, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego
  • Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami


Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami


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Overall Rating

4.68 out of 5 (210 ratings)