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COVID-19

Research    COVID-19

A Look at How Pandemic Response Impacted Eye Health

Researchers have linked plenty of eye symptoms with the SARS COV-2 infection — red, itchy, gunky eyes and cornea infections among them — but a growing body of scientific literature is also pointing to societal changes during the COVID-19 pandemic as having significant impact on ocular health.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date September 11, 2023
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Education    COVID-19    Students    Graduation

CU Ophthalmology Celebrates 2023 Graduates

The University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology is celebrating the graduation of six fellows and six residents, who have spent their time with the department focusing on patients, honing their skills, and serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date June 19, 2023
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Education    COVID-19    Students

CU Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows Celebrate 2022 Graduation

Residency and fellowship program directors in the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology described the Class of 2022 as incredibly resilient. The graduating class, comprised of six residents and five fellows, has withstood frequent changes in training, hospital protocols, and personal milestones amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date June 19, 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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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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