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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Research    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Social Media: The Next Frontier for Recruiting Ophthalmology Research Patients

When Anne Lynch, MD, MSPH, professor and director of the Division of Ophthalmic Epidemiology in the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology, wanted to recruit more patients with early and intermediate age-related macular degeneration for research, she and a team of researchers turned to social media to engage the community.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date May 23, 2023
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Research    Mental Health    Low Vision Rehabilitation    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

CU Ophthalmology Researchers Link Age-Related Macular Degeneration Vision Loss with Depression

Researchers in the Division of Ophthalmic Epidemiology in the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology have confirmed an association between vision loss from advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with depression, following a study of patient data collected over seven years. This finding will help bring visibility into the impact of the disease, which is a leading cause of vision loss for older adults.


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date November 10, 2022
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Research    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)    Retina   

CellSight Surpasses Benchmarks Toward Making Retinal Transplants a Reality

Generating retinas from stem cells and transplant technologies to restore human sight felt like just a dream for Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology in the University of Colorado School of Medicine. When she joined the CU Department of Ophthalmology faculty in 2017, she signed on as the inaugural director of CellSight, the department’s ocular stem cell and regeneration research program, setting benchmarks 15 years in the future.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date September 12, 2022
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Grand Junction Sentinel

Collaboration between St. Mary's, Children's Hospital makes prevention of infant blindness more accessible

news outletGrand Junction Sentinel
Publish DateFebruary 14, 2024

“We do a good job taking care of these babies,” Jung said. “That’s why we thought it would be great if we could extend the good job we do into other parts of Colorado so we can raise the standards of how ROP is taken care of, and overall, really help these babies who are the most vulnerable population.”

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado doctor hopes to help restore sight of man who went blind

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 08, 2024

Zach Pierce found Kia Washington, MD, professor of ophthalmology and plastic and reconstructive surgery at the CU School of Medicine. Washington is working to restore vision with whole eye transplants, a procedure never successful when done in humans, but holds promise. 

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Healio

Specialist reviews evidence in support of goniotomy reimbursement

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 02, 2024

There is plenty of evidence in the literature to support reimbursement for goniotomy, according to Hawaiian Eye 2024 speaker Leonard K. Seibold, MD, professor of ophthalmology at the CU School of Medicine. 

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Brain&Life

How to Keep Loved Ones with Dementia Safe from Firearms

news outletBrain&Life
Publish DateFebruary 02, 2024

Victoria Pelak, MD, FAAN, professor of neurology and ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains that she looks for signs of impaired judgment or a lack of insight in her patients with diseases such as posterior cortical atrophy. “When they exhibit poor judgment or have no insight about their deficits, I work with them and their families on a plan that removes access to firearms,” she says.

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