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Department of Ophthalmology News and Stories


Education    COVID-19    Students    Graduation

CU Ophthalmology Celebrates 2023 Graduates

The University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology is celebrating the graduation of six fellows and six residents, who have spent their time with the department focusing on patients, honing their skills, and serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date June 19, 2023
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Patient Care    Education    Community    Students

CU Department of Ophthalmology Top Stories of 2022

As we close the books on 2022, it’s worth looking back to see how far we have come this year. The communications staff in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Dean’s Office covered a variety of stories from the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center, from welcoming new faculty to sending off the next generation of eye doctors into the field, pioneering new treatments for blinding diseases, and winning recognition for groundbreaking research.

Author Department of Ophthalmology | Publish Date December 16, 2022
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Education    COVID-19    Students

CU Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows Celebrate 2022 Graduation

Residency and fellowship program directors in the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology described the Class of 2022 as incredibly resilient. The graduating class, comprised of six residents and five fellows, has withstood frequent changes in training, hospital protocols, and personal milestones amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date June 19, 2022
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Presbyopia Physician

How Doctors Explain Presbyopia to Their Patients For the First Time

news outletPresbyopia Physician
Publish DateSeptember 13, 2023

"Somewhere between 40 and 50 we all start to lose the ability to adjust to see up close," says Cecelia Koetting, MD, instructor in the CU Department of Ophthalmology. "This is a normal physiological change. It will continue to change until you're around 65 and it is time for cataract surgery. The two are actually related, and a completely normal process that we all go through."

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News Medical

How does ophthalmology advice generated by a large language model chatbot compare with advice written by ophthalmologists?

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateAugust 25, 2023

A new study by researchers, including from the CU Department of Ophthalmology, published in JAMA Network Open claims that the quality of artificial intelligence (AI))-generated responses to patient eye care questions is comparable to that written by certified ophthalmologists.  

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Translational Vision Science & Technology

Interleukin-4 Plasma Levels Stratified by Sex in Intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Geographic Atrophy

news outletTranslational Vision Science & Technology
Publish DateAugust 23, 2023

Findings by researchers in the CU Department of Ophthalmology  demonstrate a systemic immunological difference between iAMD and GA, indicating IL-4 may be a systemic biomarker for GA development.

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Modern Optometry

Managing Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid-Related OSD

news outletModern Optometry
Publish DateAugust 16, 2023

Understanding the OCP disease process is key in effectively managing the related OSD, says CU Department of Ophthalmology faculty member Kaleb Abbott, OD, MS, FAAO. It’s important to remember that this also presents a unique and complex challenge, and that a multidisciplinary approach is likely needed when approaching such cases.

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