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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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American Academy of Ophthalmology

The Challenges of Vision Care in Alzheimer Disease Patients

news outletAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
Publish DateJune 10, 2024

Victoria Pelak, MD, professor of ophthalmology and neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, offers insights into how Alzheimer disease — and the drugs used to treat it — can affect eye health.

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Everyday Health

6 Tools to Help You Manage Low Vision From Geographic Atrophy

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateJune 10, 2024

“If you have geographic atrophy, you may notice that you’re missing details,” says David Simpson, OD, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. “You may notice that you aren’t looking directly at what you’re trying to see, but rather are looking off to the side.”

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JAMA Ophthalmology

Does Systemic Fluoroquinolone Use Increase Risk of Retinal Detachment?

news outletJAMA Ophthalmology
Publish DateJune 01, 2024

In a new paper, Alison Liu, MD, PhD, assistant research professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, investigates whether there is a connection between fluoroquinolone use and increased risk of retinal detachment. 

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USA Today

Liver, yes. Corneas, no. FDA urged to relax tissue donation ban for gay and bisexual men

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateMay 29, 2024

Michael Puente Jr., MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains the patchwork of donor guidelines for gay men. “A gay man can donate their entire heart for transplant, but they cannot donate just the heart valve,” he says. “It’s essentially a categorical ban.”

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