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Care for Low Vision at the University of Colorado Hospital Eye Center

Why Choose the UCH Eye Center?

In short, because you don't want to trust your vision to just anyone. Here's what you should know:

  • UCH and University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Clinical (Patient Care) Programs in a recent Ophthalmology Times Survey.
  • The UCH Eye Center is dedicated to serving the vision care needs of our patients and to advance research. Our state-of-the art facility provides both routine and specialty diagnostic and clinical care.
  • All of our doctors are fellowship trained, which means they have achieved the highest level of expertise. They are able to diagnose and treat the most complicated cases.
  • Our doctors also conduct research. Not only does this mean our doctors are deeply knowledgeable in their area, but it makes it possible for us to offer the latest treatments and surgical options to our patients sooner than other eye doctors.
  • Our doctors train the next generation of eye doctors!

What is Low Vision?

Partial vision loss that cannot be corrected is called “low vision." 

Examples of low vision include blind spots, tunnel vision, night blindness or vision that is hazy, blurred or partially obscured. Low vision may be hereditary, the result of an injury or a variety of other causes.

Helping You Cope with Low Vision

People with low vision usually retain some vision. Eye Center specialists help you find solutions and tools to make the best of the vision that is still available to you. Vision aids may include magnifiers, tinted lenses, large-print clocks and remote controls, and a variety of other devices.

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    This course is a 2 ½ day comprehensive course addressing fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care. The course purpose is to better prepare the non-intensivist and the multidisciplinary critical care team for the first 24 hours of management of the critically ill patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. Preparation of the multidisciplinary critical care team is optimized for management of acute deterioration of the critically ill patient. The FCCS course utilizes both lecture/didactic material and skills stations with simulation for integration of practice concepts in critical care.

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