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Education    Graduation

Matches All Around: CU Ophthalmology Celebrates 2024 Graduates

For many of the ophthalmology residents graduating from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2024 marks the first in-person celebration for a major medical education milestone.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date June 20, 2024
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Education    Retina    Medical imaging

Employing Portable Fundus Photography Cameras to Enhance On-Call Imaging

Ophthalmology residents at the University of Colorado School of Medicine never know exactly what kind of eye or vision complaints will land in their care while on-call in a hospital, but they’re prepared for almost anything.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date February 27, 2024
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Patient Care    Education    Community

CU Department of Ophthalmology Top Stories of 2023

It’s been another remarkable year full of noteworthy research, impressive innovation, and inspiring patient success stories for the Department of Ophthalmology.

The communications staff in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Dean’s Office covered a variety of stories from the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center that captured the exceptional care, effort, and time faculty members, research staff, and trainees put in each day.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date December 15, 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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Research    Education    Mental Health

Elevating Mental Health with Ophthalmology Resident Wellness Program

Faculty in the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology are working to prevent physician burnout before it even begins through a new resident wellness program. 


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date May 08, 2023
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Patient Care    Education    Community    Students

CU Department of Ophthalmology Top Stories of 2022

As we close the books on 2022, it’s worth looking back to see how far we have come this year. The communications staff in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Dean’s Office covered a variety of stories from the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center, from welcoming new faculty to sending off the next generation of eye doctors into the field, pioneering new treatments for blinding diseases, and winning recognition for groundbreaking research.


Author Department of Ophthalmology | Publish Date December 16, 2022
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Patient Care    Education

Ophthalmic Assistant Academy Celebrates First Cohort Graduation

Looking for ways to introduce new ophthalmic technicians to a supportive career development path, the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology in partnership with UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center created the Ophthalmic Assistant (OA) Academy, a clinical mentorship program.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date August 17, 2022
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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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UCHealth

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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