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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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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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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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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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