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New Tool in Epic Helps Track Eye Care for Premature Babies

Pediatric ophthalmologists now have a tool to help ensure babies with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) are receiving necessary follow-up care as the eye condition evolves in the weeks and months after birth. 

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date August 01, 2023
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A Colorado doctor is fighting the FDA to allow men who have sex with men to donate their corneas

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 19, 2024

“I think their position is ridiculous and negligent,” said Dr. Michael Puente, a pediatric ophthalmologist at the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. “It’s ridiculous that a policy still exists with no scientific evidence to support it.”

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Limited English Proficiency and Diabetic Retinopathy in the Cataract Population

news outletEyetube
Publish DateJuly 19, 2024

Leonard Seibold, MD, joins Neda Shamie, MD, to discuss the results of a retrospective observational study that investigated the relationship between limited English proficiency and diabetic retinopathy in patients presenting for cataract surgery.

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Volunteering abroad: Choices, challenges, dos and don’ts

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 19, 2024

Orbis International and its Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) have a strong focus on education and training, spanning across several continents. “Our FEH is a fully equipped teaching hospital onboard a converted aircraft that travels globally. It serves as a facility where local eye care professionals receive hands-on training and mentorship,” Malik Y. Kahook, MD, board director and chair of the medical advisory committee at Orbis, said.

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Physician's Weekly

Outcomes of Micropulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation in Uveitic Glaucoma

news outletPhysician's Weekly
Publish DateJuly 19, 2024

This retrospective case series consists of patients from the University of Colorado Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center from 2015 to 2020 who were diagnosed with uveitic glaucoma. Micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation may safely reduce intraocular pressure in some patients with uveitic glaucoma without exacerbation of intraocular inflammation. 

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