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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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BrightFocus Foundation

BrightFocus Foundation Recognizes Innovators in Vision Research

news outletBrightFocus Foundation
Publish DateMay 09, 2024

Miguel Flores Bellver, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the CU School of Medicine, has been granted the Dr. Joe G. Hollyfield New Investigator Award for Macular Degeneration Research from the BrightFocus Foundation. The award is presented annually to the top-rated New Investigator Grant recipient for exceptionally promising and forward-thinking ideas in age-related macular degeneration.

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Fulfilling a Dream: Ophthalmology Researcher Works to Restore People’s Vision

news outletCU Anschutz News
Publish DateMay 06, 2024

The latest episode of the Health Science Radio podcast explores the devoted passion of Department of Ophthalmology researcher Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD,  and her team to fulfill her long-held dream.

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Counsel and Heal

Here's How Stress Affects the Eyes

news outletCounsel and Heal
Publish DateApril 25, 2024

According to Darren Gregory, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, stress triggers elevated levels of inflammation in the body, which can worsen dry eye symptoms.

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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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