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Patient Care    Awareness    Drug Development

What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) can be described as an umbrella term, says Marc Mathias, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology and retina specialist at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date February 13, 2024
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Patient Care    Drug Development

Evolving Thyroid Eye Disease Treatments Empower Patients

Daniel Ozzello, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, sometimes compares treating thyroid eye disease, an autoimmune disease that affects muscles and tissue behind the eye, to a flood.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date September 12, 2023
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Patient Care    Drug Development    Retina    rare disease

CU Ophthalmologists Administer Novel Treatment for Single Patient Facing Rare Genetic Condition

Thirteen-year-old Grace Hoyt received potentially the best birthday gift ever this month when pediatric ophthalmologists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado administered the first treatment designed specifically to slow her vision loss associated with posterior column ataxia with retinitis pigmentosa (PCARP), a rare genetic condition that affects vision and the nervous system.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date September 06, 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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