Center for Ocular Inflammation

The Center for Ocular Inflammation is the first of its kind to offer integrative patient care, patient support, physician education, and research concerning to ocular inflammatory diseases such as uveitis, scleritis, and ocular cicatricial pemphigoid. The Center for Ocular Inflammation is an endowed program within the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Uveitis is a general term for a group of diseases involving infectious and non-infectious inflammation inside the eye. This group of diseases account for 10% of legal blindness in the United States and, unlike many age-related eye diseases, it affects younger, working-age individuals. Often, other organ systems are involved in the inflammatory process. When combined with other ocular inflammatory disorders such as scleritis and ocular pemphigoid, the scope and patient impact of ocular inflammation is even greater.  

Patients work with an ophthalmologist, a rheumatologist, and other medical specialists in a simultaneous, combined environment at the UCHealth Ocular Inflammation Multidisciplinary Clinic – Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center. Ocular inflammatory diseases can have significant long term visual consequences and we believe that this approach provides improved and more efficient patient care and physician coordination. 

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UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center – Anschutz Medical Campus
Address: 1675 Aurora Court, Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 720-848-2020
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Center for Ocular Inflammation Faculty

The Center has developed integrated clinics at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center, specializing in Uveitis and Rheumatology, Uveitis and Glaucoma, and Ocular Surface Inflammation. The UCHealth Ocular Inflammation Multidisciplinary Clinic – Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center team includes: 

Alan Palestine, MDAlan Palestine, MD

Chief of the Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Section

Professor of Ophthalmology

Professor of Medicine-Rheumatology

Jason Kolfenbach, MDJason Kolfenbach, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine-Rheumatology

Program Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program

Professor of Ophthalmology

Amit Reddy, MDAmit Reddy, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Pantcheva-Mina-002_fullMina Pantcheva, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology 

Jung-Jen-005_fullJennifer Jung, MD

Director of the Retinopathy of Prematurity Service

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Bennett-Jeffery-003_fullJeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology

Abbott, KalebKaleb Abbott, OD, MS, FAAO

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Hassman, LynnLynn Hassman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Rebecca Edwards Mayhew, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute

1675 North Aurora Court


Aurora, CO 80045

Administration: 720-848-2500 Appointments: 720-848-2020

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