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Dry Eye

Patient Care    Glaucoma    Dry Eye

Series No. 1: How Eye Drops are Used to Treat Ocular Health Conditions

The number of people in the United States using eye drops once or more per day increased nearly 10% from 2011 to 2020. Experts expect this number to continue growing as more Americans age and develop ocular conditions treated with eye drops.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date April 29, 2024
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Patient Care    Awareness    Dry Eye

Is Stress Worsening Your Dry Eye?

Long work hours, little sleep, a full inbox. Balancing work and a social life.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date April 23, 2024
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Community    Cornea    Dry Eye

How Cold Winter Weather Affects the Eyes

Winter is a busy season for Kaleb Abbott, OD, MS, FAAO, assistant professor of ophthalmology and dry eye specialist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date January 09, 2024
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Research    Dry Eye

Prolonged Face Mask Wearing May Intensify Dry Eye Symptoms for Hospital Workers

For hospital workers, face masks are a part of daily life, but prolonged use and ill-fitting masks may be the reason for dry eye symptoms.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date October 22, 2023
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Research    Awards    Dry Eye

CU Ophthalmology Researcher Awarded Funding to Further Study Dry Eye Disease

Alison Suhsun Liu, MD, PhD, assistant research professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2023 Philip and Elaine Ellis New Investigator in Ophthalmology Research Award, a $40,000 grant to support her work studying dry eye disease.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date September 25, 2023
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Community    Awareness    Dry Eye

How Hormones May Be Affecting Your Eyes

Hormone fluctuations can influence and impact health in a variety of ways, especially ocular health and vision.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date August 28, 2023
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Awareness    Dry Eye

How a CU Ophthalmologist Treats Her Dry Eye

Colorado boasts more than 300 days of sunshine each year and a semi-arid climate that can make the summer heat a bit more bearable, but those conditions are also ripe for exacerbating dry eye, which affects up to 50 million people across the country.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date July 09, 2023
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Community    Climate Science    Cornea    Dry Eye

Is Climate Change Harming Your Eyes?

Ocular problems stemming from environmental factors appear to be significant, says Malik Y. Kahook, MD, vice chair of translational research and the Slater Family Endowed Chair in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He served as senior author on a global review published in Reviews on Environmental Health that focused on the effects of climate change and air pollution on eye health.

Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date January 30, 2023
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Community    Awareness    Dry Eye

Habits for Healthy Vision in 2023

We all know that your eyes are a window to your soul, but they also provide insight into your overall health. Getting enough rest, staying active, and consuming a well-balanced diet are just as important to maintaining healthy eyes as the rest of your body. And if you have eye diseases, lifestyle factors take on even more importance.

Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date January 04, 2023
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Patient Care    Clinical    Dry Eye

Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center Rolls Out Intense Pulsed Light Therapy for Dry Eye Disease

At first glance, dry eyes may seem like a minor complaint, but eye care providers at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus know that severe cases can be difficult to treat, often stemming from multiple factors. Left untreated, dry eye disease can impair vision and affect quality of life.

Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date October 10, 2022
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Patient Care    Dry Eye

Nasal Spray Provides a Novel Approach to Treatment of Dry Eyes

For over 20 years, 61-year-old Annette Sandoval struggled with dry eyes, a condition many Coloradans experience given the state’s arid climate. Allergies can also trigger dry eyes, as well as frequent computer use, medication side effects, and numerous health conditions. In many cases, the condition can significantly affect quality of life, as it did for Sandoval.

Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date September 09, 2022
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First patient at UCHealth receives new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateJuly 03, 2024

Leqembi is not a cure for Alzheimer’s. But it’s the first FDA-approved drug that has shown evidence of slowing cognitive declines. UCHealth medical experts have now set up a safe system to screen patients and give infusions of Leqembi to those who qualify.

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Clinical Insights in Eyecare

Case Report: Neurotrophic Ulcer Secondary to a Hypoplastic Trigeminal Nerve in a Three-Year-Old Boy

news outletClinical Insights in Eyecare
Publish DateJuly 03, 2024

Kaleb Abbott, OD, MS, FAAO, Melissa Engle, OD, FAAO, and Emily McCourt, MD, present a challenging case of a boy aged 3 years with a refractory neurotrophic ulcer secondary to congenital trigeminal anesthesia treated with recombinant human nerve growth factor and corneal neurotization surgery.

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NBC News

How Art Therapy Is Alleviating Health Care Workers’ Burnout

news outletNBC News
Publish DateJuly 03, 2024

Research shows this Colorado program has helped lower anxiety, depression and PTSD among health professionals.

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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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