University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Heather A. Stiff, MD

Dr. Heather Stiff is a Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellow at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Expected completion date, June 2021.

Dr. Stiff became a member of the EyeRounds Editorial Board in Spring 2018.


  • BA, Dance and Chemistry, Hope College
  • MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Post-Graduate Education

  • Ophthalmology Residency, the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Contribution

  1. Stiff HA, Goins KM. Corneal Marginal Ulcer. March 14, 2017; Available from:
  2. Mayo Z, Stiff HA, Parekh PK, Haugsdal JM, Oetting TA. Anterior Chamber Cilium: 81-year-old male with intraocular cilium and dislocated intraocular lens. posted July 5, 2017; Available from:
  3. Madhan N, Stiff HA, Zhang Z, Alward WLM. Aphakic Glaucoma. posted December 12, 2017; Available from
  4. Stiff HA, Drack AV. Homocystinuria. posted May 30, 2018; Available from
  5. Stiff HA, Abbassi S, Cunningham CM, Peairs JJ, Folk JC, Sohn EH. Retinal Dialysis. posted June 13, 2018; Available from
  6. Ramirez DA, Stiff HA, Greiner MA. Pyogenic Granuloma. Posted September 17, 2019; Available from
  7. Mai AP, Stiff HA, Kemp PS, Thurtell MJ. Fourth (Trochlear) Nerve Schwannoma. Posted December 13, 2019; Available from
  8. Stiff HA, Ramirez DA, Sears NC. Intrapapillary Hemorrhage. Posted December 20, 2019; Available from:
  9. Diel RJ, Stiff HA, Kwon YH, Haugsdal JM. Refractive changes in diabetes: not always what meets the eye. Posted April 14, 2020; Available from
  10. Shah TJ, Stiff HA, Diel RJ, Binkley EM. Choroidal Rupture with Choroidal Neovascularization. Posted June 10, 2020; Available from
  11. Yom KH, Diel RJ, Stiff HA, Johnson AT, Han IC. Paracentral Acute Middle Maculopathy (PAMM). Posted June 10, 2020; Available from:
last updated: 6/10/2020
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