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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Trish DuffelPatricia G. Duffel, RPh, MA

Emeritus Librarian, University of Iowa Dept of Ophthalmology
EyeRounds Executive Director and Editor, July 2007 until June 2018.


  • BS, Pharmacy, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • MA, Library and Information Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Until her retirement in July of 2018, she was the solo librarian for the C.S. O'Brien Library, University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. She has been literature searcher, information chaser, library manager, newsletter writer/editor, copy editor, and educator. If it has to do with information search, gathering, retrieval, organization, or presentation, she probably did it at one time or another. She was the Department of Ophthalmology's webmaster during the website's formative years from 1998 until 2016.

EyeRounds Publication

Kirkpatrick CA, Duffel PG, Oetting TA. Contributing to EyeRounds: A guideline for authors. posted August 16, 2015; Available from:

last updated: 07/06/2018