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Department of Ophthalmology News and Stories

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Patient Care    Pediatric Ophthalmology

From the Discovery of Botox to Improving Surgery: The Evolution of Strabismus Treatment

Today, onabotulinumtoxinA is widely known for its cosmetic use to prevent wrinkles or unwanted aging, but the first uses of Botox – as it’s commonly called – are rooted in ophthalmology and strabismus treatment.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date May 23, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Pediatric Ophthalmology

Investigating Real-World Outcomes of Retinopathy of Prematurity Treatments  

In a forthcoming research paper, Anne Strong Caldwell, MD, a PGY-3 ophthalmology resident at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, finds that there is no significant difference in adverse outcomes between anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) treatments and laser treatments given to babies with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in a real-world setting.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date April 16, 2024
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Research    Community    Pediatric Ophthalmology

CU Ophthalmologists Bring Ocular Health Expertise to Denver’s Anchor Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

For the past year, clinicians in the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology have been helping craft a unique experience for visually impaired and blind children and their families.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date January 18, 2024
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Community    Pediatric Ophthalmology    Retina

Maintaining Healthy Eyes Throughout the Holidays

This time of year can bring lots of joy, but it can also lead to many hazards for ocular health, says Rebecca Edwards Mayhew, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date December 14, 2023
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Community    Awareness    Pediatric Ophthalmology

Back to School: Keeping Young Eyes Healthy

As students return to the classroom, it’s important not to lose sight of the significance of eye health.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date August 21, 2023
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Research    Advancement    Pediatric Ophthalmology

Children's Hospital Colorado Names CU Ophthalmology Associate Professor as Endowed Chair for Pediatric Ophthalmology

Emily McCourt, MD, chief of pediatric ophthalmology at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center and Children’s Hospital Colorado, has been named the inaugural Ponzio Family Chair for Pediatric Ophthalmology at Children’s Colorado.

Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date August 10, 2022
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Patient Care    Pediatric Ophthalmology    Retina

First Telemedicine Service Launched in Colorado for Infants with Retinopathy of Prematurity

A new service in Colorado will strengthen care and comfort for infants with retinopathy of prematurity through a hybrid in-person and telemedicine approach. Many infants born prematurely face the risks of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a potentially blinding eye disease that occurs because blood vessels in the back of the eye are not fully developed and could grow abnormally after premature birth.

Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date August 05, 2022
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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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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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