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Investigating Sex-Based Differences in Cataract Surgery

Men undergoing cataract surgery typically have more pre-operative comorbidities than women and face higher rates of some complications, according to a new study by faculty members in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date March 07, 2024
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Innovation    Clinical Research    Cataracts    Glaucoma

Drug Delivery Platform Developed by CU Ophthalmologist Shows Promise for Glaucoma Patients

A new drug delivery platform developed by Malik Y. Kahook, MD, professor of ophthalmology and the Slater Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, shows promise for the future of glaucoma care after six months of follow up in the first human study.  


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date April 11, 2023
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Patient Care    Community    Cataracts

Veteran Gains Perfect Vision After Cataract Surgery

“You can’t hurt steel.”

Phil Cusimano means it, too. While fixing his roof a few months ago, the 74-year-old veteran fell through and onto his patio – getting right up with nothing but a scratch.

Cusimano is known for his strength, from excelling in track and field during his high school days to enlisting in 1967 to serve in the Vietnam War. His kryptonite seemed to be his eyes.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date June 23, 2022
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Community    COVID-19    Cataracts    Cornea

How Did the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect Your Eyes?

The COVID-19 pandemic found many of us spending more time in isolation, exercising less, and eating and drinking more. All of that caused negative effects on physical and mental health, but what did the pandemic mean for our eye health? As it turns out, plenty — from the effects of increasing screen time to skipping routine eye exams due to COVID-related health concerns.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 19, 2022
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Patient Care    Advancement    Cataracts    Glaucoma

Artist Gives Back After Sight-Saving Surgery

Philip Tarlow’s inspiration to pursue art was sparked at an early age. He recalls a kindergarten teacher noticing his fascination with construction workers, which ultimately became the subject matter of his creations 30 years later. 


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date April 13, 2022
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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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