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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Research    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)    Grant

Paving the Way Toward Transplantation: NIH Awards Support Ophthalmology Retinal Research

Researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have received nearly $4 million in R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to move forward in their work at CellSight, the Ocular Stem Cell and Regeneration Research Program based at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date June 25, 2024
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Research    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Treating AMD With Anti-VEGF Biosimilars is Safe and Cost-Effective, New Research Says

There is little to no difference in terms of effectiveness and safety between anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) medications and biosimilars used to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), researchers from the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine say in a new Cochrane Eyes and Vision systematic review.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date June 04, 2024
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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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A Colorado doctor is fighting the FDA to allow men who have sex with men to donate their corneas

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 19, 2024

“I think their position is ridiculous and negligent,” said Dr. Michael Puente, a pediatric ophthalmologist at the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. “It’s ridiculous that a policy still exists with no scientific evidence to support it.”

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Limited English Proficiency and Diabetic Retinopathy in the Cataract Population

news outletEyetube
Publish DateJuly 19, 2024

Leonard Seibold, MD, joins Neda Shamie, MD, to discuss the results of a retrospective observational study that investigated the relationship between limited English proficiency and diabetic retinopathy in patients presenting for cataract surgery.

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Volunteering abroad: Choices, challenges, dos and don’ts

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 19, 2024

Orbis International and its Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) have a strong focus on education and training, spanning across several continents. “Our FEH is a fully equipped teaching hospital onboard a converted aircraft that travels globally. It serves as a facility where local eye care professionals receive hands-on training and mentorship,” Malik Y. Kahook, MD, board director and chair of the medical advisory committee at Orbis, said.

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Physician's Weekly

Outcomes of Micropulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation in Uveitic Glaucoma

news outletPhysician's Weekly
Publish DateJuly 19, 2024

This retrospective case series consists of patients from the University of Colorado Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center from 2015 to 2020 who were diagnosed with uveitic glaucoma. Micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation may safely reduce intraocular pressure in some patients with uveitic glaucoma without exacerbation of intraocular inflammation. 

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