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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Research    Glaucoma    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Can AI Reliably Diagnose Glaucoma?

Large language models (LLMs), such as ChatGPT, have skyrocketed in popularity in the last year due to their ability to utilize vast amounts of information, but could they be used to diagnose ocular disease?

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date November 07, 2023
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Clinical Research    Medical imaging    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The Eyes May Hold the Key to Early Parkinson’s Disease Detection

For some, the eyes are a window into the soul. But for Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, they're a window into human health.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date November 01, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Can AI Chatbots Give Medical Advice As Accurate As Ophthalmologists?

It's not uncommon for patients to consult the internet with ocular symptoms before a physician, says Karen Christopher, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date October 03, 2023
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Community    Cornea    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

All Eyes On Apple Vision Pro and Virtual Reality Headsets

Apple’s newest product addition, Vision Pro, a mixed reality headset that utilizes an eye-tracking system, is making waves in the technology community.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date June 13, 2023
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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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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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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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