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Department of Ophthalmology News and Stories

Pediatric Ophthalmology

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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Renowned Denver producer and photographer had to miss son’s wedding due to West Nile virus. His advice: protect yourself from mosquitos.

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateApril 16, 2024

According to Naresh Mandava, MD,  chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the West Nile virus is a neurotrophic virus which means it primarily affects the nervous system. For patients like Sonny Hutchison with immunosuppressed systems, it can lead to temporary or — in rare instances — permanent vision problems.

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Denver 7

Don't look at the sun during the eclipse without protection

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateApril 05, 2024

Department of Ophthalmology resident Dallin Milner, MD, explains the perils of looking directly at the sun during a partial solar eclipse and how doing so can cause permanent eye damage. 

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Pueblo Chieftan

Where to see the 2024 solar eclipse in Pueblo and how you can do so safely

news outletPueblo Chieftan
Publish DateMarch 31, 2024

Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center specialists Niranjan Manoharan, MD, and Marc Mathias, MD, offer tips for safely viewing the eclipse and explain how retina tissue can be damaged — and will not regenerate, leading to permanent vision loss — if a person looks directly at the sun for too long.

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Optometry Advisor

Navigating the Dry Eye Dilemma in Glaucoma Requires Skilled Eye Drop Management

news outletOptometry Advisor
Publish DateMarch 28, 2024
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