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CU Eye Doctors Prioritize the Power of Name Pronunciation in Health Care

When Erin Major, OD, a pediatric optometrist in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, sees a patient at Children’s Hospital Colorado for the first time, she starts with a simple question: How do you say your name?


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date March 27, 2024
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CityBiz

NuFund Venture Group Highlights Eyegenex’s Innovative Breakthroughs in Ophthalmic Care

news outletCityBiz
Publish DateJuly 16, 2024

Ram Nagaraj, PhD, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and chief scientific advisor for EyeGenex, has obtained new patents in the pursuit of pioneering drugs for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy to prevent blindness. 

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Drug Discovery News

Mini-retinas model human disease in a dish

news outletDrug Discovery News
Publish DateJuly 16, 2024

Researchers from the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine describe how they use retinal organoids to screen drugs and hope to transplant them into the eyes of people with blindness in the coming years.

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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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