Dr. Mears completed her retina and vitreous medical and surgical training at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. She has been an investigator in several pivotal clinical trials that have led to FDA approval of new therapies to fight retina or vitreous diseases. She has contributed her time and expertise to further medical and ophthalmic education by serving as a lecturer to her peers on subjects such as retinal surgery techniques, retinal diagnostics, hereditary retinal diseases, and many other retinal disorders. She also collaborated and authored publications of textbooks and peer-reviewed journals. In 2012, she was awarded the David Barsky Kresge Eye Institute Best Research Project prize and the Obertynski Kresge Eye Institute Best Published Ophthalmology Research prize. She has authored numerous abstracts that have been presented at regional, national, and international conventions and has been published in respected medical journals such as Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology, and Expert Review of Ophthalmology. Dr. Mears is currently a member of the multiple organizations including the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Society of Ocular Oncologists and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London, United Kingdom.
Dr. Mears would like to say she enjoys exotic trips or practicing a hobby but in reality, she says her spare time is spent catching up on piles of laundry! She does enjoy walks on the beach with her family and gardening in her spare time.
Dr. Mears was born in Ireland and still has family there! She tries to visit whenever she can.
Dr. Mears is married with one child.
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