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Awareness    Mental Health

Mental Health’s Role in Ophthalmology

During a career development course over a decade ago, Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD, Clifford R. and Janice N. Merrill Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology and professor at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center, picked up a tip that he’s used ever since: sit and listen to the patient for two minutes without saying anything.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date May 15, 2024
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Patient Care    Awareness    Mental Health

Warning Signs and Treatment for Thyroid Eye Disease

Historically, there have been few treatment options for patients with active thyroid eye disease (TED), but new research and clinical trials are revealing a new horizon for managing the rare autoimmune disease that causes tissue behind the eye to become inflamed.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date January 25, 2024
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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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Research    Mental Health    Low Vision Rehabilitation    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

CU Ophthalmology Researchers Link Age-Related Macular Degeneration Vision Loss with Depression

Researchers in the Division of Ophthalmic Epidemiology in the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology have confirmed an association between vision loss from advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with depression, following a study of patient data collected over seven years. This finding will help bring visibility into the impact of the disease, which is a leading cause of vision loss for older adults.


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date November 10, 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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