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Department of Ophthalmology News and Stories


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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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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Research    Patient Care    Awareness

Telemedicine Strengthens Glaucoma Diagnosis and Management

For more than a decade, Tom Poindexter managed his glaucoma with drops as routinely as brushing his teeth. Catching it early, he was diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma, the most common form, in his 50s.

Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date January 14, 2022
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Glaucoma Research Foundation

'Solving Neurodegeneration' White Paper Publication Results from Innovative Research Collaboration

news outletGlaucoma Research Foundation
Publish DateAugust 11, 2022

The Glaucoma Research Foundation hosted a “think tank” style catalyst meeting in April 2021 in partnership with BrightFocus Foundation and the Melza M. and Frank Theodore Barr Foundation. The virtual meeting brought together thought leaders from across the scientific community, including glaucoma expert Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology at the CU School of Medicine. 

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How to Get Accepted to the University of Colorado School of Medicine [Podcast 478]

news outletAccepted
Publish DateJuly 12, 2022

The University of Colorado School of Medicine has introduced a new curriculum that includes clinical training starting in year two and a longitudinal approach to patient care. Dr. Jeffrey SooHoo, the Assistant Dean for Admissions explains everything applicants will want to know about these changes and gives the inside scoop on how to get accepted.

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Science Direct

An enhancer located in a Pde6c intron drives transient expression in the cone photoreceptors of developing mouse and human retinas

news outletScience Direct
Publish DateJuly 05, 2022

How cone photoreceptors are formed during retinal development is only partially known. This is in part because we do not fully understand the gene regulatory network responsible for cone genesis. We reasoned that cis-regulatory elements (enhancers) active in nascent cones would be regulated by the same upstream network that controls cone formation. To dissect this network, we searched for enhancers active in developing cones.

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Albuquerque Journal

Bloomfield boy overcomes traumatic eye injury

news outletAlbuquerque Journal
Publish DateJune 29, 2022

In Bloomfield, nine-year-old Gage Mangum fell on a stick that went directly across his eye and hit the center of his cornea.

Gage went to his parents saying he couldn’t see and after a trip to Mercy Medical Center in Durango, Colorado, it was decided that he needed specialty care. Gage was flown to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora and then Gage had his first surgery performed by Dr. Lucy Mudie.

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