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Innovation    Patient Care    Glaucoma

XEN Gel Stents: The Glaucoma Treatment Gaining Popularity

About once a month, Deidre St. Peter, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, performs a XEN Gel Stent surgery, implanting a tiny tube-like structure into the eye to reduce pressure and prevent vision loss associated with open-angle glaucoma.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date September 19, 2023
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Innovation    Clinical Research    Cataracts    Glaucoma

Drug Delivery Platform Developed by CU Ophthalmologist Shows Promise for Glaucoma Patients

A new drug delivery platform developed by Malik Y. Kahook, MD, professor of ophthalmology and the Slater Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, shows promise for the future of glaucoma care after six months of follow up in the first human study.  


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date April 11, 2023
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Innovation    Press Releases    Health Sciences   

Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD, Named Chief of Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology

Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD, has been named chief of the new Division of Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine. In her new role, Kalpathy-Cramer will translate novel artificial intelligence (AI) methods into effective patient care practices at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date March 17, 2022
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Research    Innovation    Glaucoma

Gliding Into a New Decade of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Treatment

Procedures to alleviate eye pressure associated with blinding diseases such as glaucoma date back over a century. Although glaucoma, a condition that damages the eye’s optic nerve, allows for a number of treatment options prior to surgery, including drops and lasers, research has shown traditional surgical techniques could result in higher risks of vision complications, longer recovery times, and higher associated costs. Identifying this disconnect, Malik Y. Kahook, MD, professor of ophthalmology and the Slater Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, sought out a more accessible and practical solution to propel glaucoma treatment into the 21st century.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date January 31, 2022
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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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