Jeffrey Olson, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center (1999)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Virginia (VA) (1993)
Internship:
  • Marshfield Clinic-St Joseph's Hospital Program (2000)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Ophthalmology (2003)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Recognition & Awards

  • Honor Award, American Society of Retinal Specialists (2014)
  • Research Incentive Award in Retina , PanAmerican Ophthalmological Foundation (2013)
  • Inventor of the Year, University of Colorado (2012)
  • Film Festival Award Winner, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2012)
  • Rhett Buckler Film Festival Award, American Society of Retinal Specialists (2012)
  • Rhett Buckler Film Festival Award, American Society of Retinal Specialists (2011)
  • Team Science Award, Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (2010)
  • Academic Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado (2007)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2004)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor (2009)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

Publications

  • Manoharan N, Patnaik JL, Olson JL. INCREASED COMPLEMENT LEVELS IN HUMAN VITREOUS ASPIRATES OF PROLIFERATIVE DIABETIC RETINOPATHY AND RETINAL DETACHMENT EYES. Retina. 2019 Nov;39(11):2212-2218. PubMed PMID: 30148749
  • Lynch AM, Patnaik JL, Cathcart JN, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Lacey Echalier E, Wagner BD, Oliver SCN, Pecen PE, Olson JL, Fine SL, Palestine AG, Mandava N. COLORADO AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION REGISTRY: Design and Clinical Risk Factors of the Cohort. Retina. 2019 Apr;39(4):656-663. PubMed PMID: 29283981
  • Manoharan N, Patnaik JL, Olson JL. INCREASED COMPLEMENT LEVELS IN HUMAN VITREOUS ASPIRATES OF PROLIFERATIVE DIABETIC RETINOPATHY AND RETINAL DETACHMENT EYES. Retina. 2018 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30148749
  • Haines NR, Manoharan N, Olson JL, D'Alessandro A, Reisz JA. Metabolomics Analysis of Human Vitreous in Diabetic Retinopathy and Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment. J Proteome Res. 2018 Jul 6;17(7):2421-2427. PubMed PMID: 29877085
  • Lynch AM, Patnaik JL, Cathcart JN, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Lacey Echalier E, Wagner BD, Oliver SCN, Pecen PE, Olson JL, Fine SL, Palestine AG, Mandava N. COLORADO AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION REGISTRY: Design and Clinical Risk Factors of the Cohort. Retina. 2018 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29283981
  • Olson JL, Groman-Lupa S. Design and performance of a large lumen glaucoma drainage device. Eye (Lond). 2017 Jan;31(1):152-156. PubMed PMID: 27612183
  • Lynch AM, Patnaik JL, Cathcart JN, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Echalier LL, Wagner BD, Oliver SCN, Pecen PE, Olson JL, Fine SL, Palestine AG, Mandava N. COLORADO AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION REGISTRY: Design and Clinical Risk Factors of the Cohort. Retina. 2017 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29283981
  • Christensen L, Cerda A, Olson JL. Real-time measurement of needle forces and acute pressure changes during intravitreal injections. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Nov;45(8):820-827. PubMed PMID: 28418609
  • Olson JL, Groman-Lupa S. Design and performance of a large lumen glaucoma drainage device. Eye (Lond). 2017 Jan;31(1):152-156. PubMed PMID: 27612183
  • Olson JL, Bhandari R, Groman-Lupa S, Santos-Cantu D, Velez-Montoya R. Development of a laser controlled device to modulate intraocular pressure. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2017 Mar;14(3):229-236. PubMed PMID: 28276751
  • Smith JM, Hwang RY, Siringo F, Quiroz-Mercado H, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Mathias MT, Olson JL. CONCURRENT ENDOPHTHALMITIS AND ANTERIOR SEGMENT ISCHEMIA AFTER STRABISMUS SURGERY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Spring;11(2):148-151. PubMed PMID: 27124792
  • Smith JM, Olson JL, Gelston CD. Antimony Intraocular Foreign Body with an Intact Electroretinogram. Ophthalmology. 2016 Oct;123(10):2224. PubMed PMID: 27664913
  • Smith JM, Hwang RY, Siringo F, Quiroz-Mercado H, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Mathias MT, Olson JL. CONCURRENT ENDOPHTHALMITIS AND ANTERIOR SEGMENT ISCHEMIA AFTER STRABISMUS SURGERY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27124792
  • Olson JL, Mackin AG, Erlanger MS. VITRECTOMY TO REMOVE POSTERIORLY RETAINED IRIS EXPANSION RING. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Fall;10(4):310-2. PubMed PMID: 27093390
  • Smith JM, Mathias MT, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Olson JL, Quiroz-Mercado H, Palestine AG. The influence of needle gauge and infection source on vitreous aspirate cultures. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr;100(4):453-5. PubMed PMID: 26269533
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Paciuc-Beja M, Villanueva-Mendoza C, Harasawa M, Smith JM, Velez-Montoya R, Olson JL, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Progression of gyrate atrophy measured with ultra-wide-field imaging. Int Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb;36(1):111-20. PubMed PMID: 26003990
  • Kim YC, Harasawa M, Salcedo-Villanueva G, Siringo FS, Paciuc-Beja M, Olson JL, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Enhanced High-Density Line Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of the Vitreoretinal Interface: Description of Selected Cases. Semin Ophthalmol. 2016;31(6):559-66. PubMed PMID: 25751634
  • Kim YC, Harasawa M, Salcedo-Villanueva G, Siringo FS, Paciuc-Beja M, Olson JL, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Enhanced High-Density Line Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of the Vitreoretinal Interface: Description of Selected Cases. Semin Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar 9;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25751634
  • Olson JL, Asadi-Zeydabadi M, Tagg R. Theoretical estimation of retinal oxygenation in chronic diabetic retinopathy. Comput Biol Med. 2015 Mar;58:154-62. PubMed PMID: 25660722
  • McKinney CM, Siringo F, Olson JL, Capocelli KE, Ambruso DR, Nuss R. Red cell exchange transfusion halts progressive proliferative sickle cell retinopathy in a teenaged patient with hemoglobin SC disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Apr;62(4):721-3. PubMed PMID: 25631233
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Paciuc-Beja M, Harasawa M, Velez-Montoya R, Olson JL, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Identification and biometry of horizontal extraocular muscle tendons using optical coherence tomography. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar;253(3):477-85. PubMed PMID: 25467758
  • Smith JM, Hwang RY, Erlanger M, Olson JL. A NEW MULTIFUNCTIONAL EXPANDABLE MEMORY LOOP DEVICE. Retina. 2015 Oct;35(10):2154-7. PubMed PMID: 26398555
  • Olson JL, Bhandari R, Groman-Lupa S, Velez-Montoya R. A nanopore membrane regulator device for laser modulated flow after glaucoma surgery. Biomed Microdevices. 2015 Oct;17(5):90. PubMed PMID: 26272497
  • Smith JM, Mathias MT, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Olson JL, Quiroz-Mercado H, Palestine AG. The influence of needle gauge and infection source on vitreous aspirate cultures. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26269533
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Paciuc-Beja M, Villanueva-Mendoza C, Harasawa M, Smith JM, Velez-Montoya R, Olson JL, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Progression of gyrate atrophy measured with ultra-wide-field imaging. Int Ophthalmol. 2015 May 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26003990
  • Sniegowski M, Erlanger M, Velez-Montoya R, Olson JL. Difference in ocular surface temperature by infrared thermography in phakic and pseudophakic patients. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015;9:461-6. PubMed PMID: 25834383
  • Kim YC, Harasawa M, Salcedo-Villanueva G, Siringo FS, Paciuc-Beja M, Olson JL, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Enhanced High-Density Line Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of the Vitreoretinal Interface: Description of Selected Cases. Semin Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug 21;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25751634
  • Olson JL, Asadi-Zeydabadi M, Tagg R. Theoretical estimation of retinal oxygenation in chronic diabetic retinopathy. Comput Biol Med. 2015 Mar;58:154-62. PubMed PMID: 25660722
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Paciuc-Beja M, Harasawa M, Velez-Montoya R, Olson JL, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Identification and biometry of horizontal extraocular muscle tendons using optical coherence tomography. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar;253(3):477-85. PubMed PMID: 25467758
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Harasawa M, Velez-Montoya R, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Olson JL, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Spectral domain optical coherence tomographic analysis of healthy retina in branch retinal vein occlusion and its response to antiangiogenic therapy. Retina. 2015 Apr;35(4):704-14. PubMed PMID: 25313712
  • Smith JM, Erlanger M, Olson JL. Injectable suture device for intraocular lens fixation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 Dec;41(12):2609-13. PubMed PMID: 26796441
  • Olson JL, Velez-Montoya R, Bhandari R. Laser Activated Flow Regulator for Glaucoma Drainage Devices. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2014 Oct;3(6):3. PubMed PMID: 25374772
  • Salcedo-Villanueva G, Harasawa M, Velez-Montoya R, Mathias MT, Siringo FS, Olson JL, Oliver SC, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. SPECTRAL DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF HEALTHY RETINA IN BRANCH RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION AND ITS RESPONSE TO ANTIANGIOGENIC THERAPY. Retina. 2014 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25313712
  • Velez-Montoya R, Oliver SC, Olson JL, Fine SL, Quiroz-Mercado H, Mandava N. Current knowledge and trends in age-related macular degeneration: genetics, epidemiology, and prevention. Retina. 2014 Mar;34(3):423-41. PubMed PMID: 24285245
  • Olson JL, Velez-Montoya R, Bhandari R. Laser Activated Flow Regulator for Glaucoma Drainage Devices. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2014 Oct;3(6):3. PubMed PMID: 25374772
  • Olson JL, Wei LA, Fortin MJ, Oliver SC, Quiroz-Mercado H, Mandava N, Korotkin A. Performance characteristics of a straight versus bent 25-gauge vitrector. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Mar-Apr;45(2):153-5. PubMed PMID: 24635158
  • Velez-Montoya R, Oliver SC, Olson JL, Fine SL, Quiroz-Mercado H, Mandava N. Current knowledge and trends in age-related macular degeneration: genetics, epidemiology, and prevention. Retina. 2014 Mar;34(3):423-41. PubMed PMID: 24285245
  • Gustave BW, Oliver SC, Mathias M, Velez-Montoya R, Quiroz-Mercado H, Olson JL, Mandava N, Bhandari R. Reversal of paracentral occlusive retinopathy in a case of sickle cell disease using exchange transfusion. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Sep-Oct;44(5):505-7. PubMed PMID: 24044719
  • Erlanger MS, Velez-Montoya R, Mackenzie D, Olson JL. Suction-based grasping tool for removal of regular- and irregular-shaped intraocular foreign bodies. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Sep-Oct;44(5):487-9. PubMed PMID: 24044713
  • Velez-Montoya R, Patel C, Oliver SC, Quiroz-Mercado H, Mandava N, Olson JL. Intraocular Microsurgical Forceps (20, 23, and 25 gauge) Membrane Peeling Forces Assessment. J Ophthalmol. 2013;2013:784172. PubMed PMID: 23956842
  • Dunn JH, Weinberg A, Chan LK, Mandava N, Levi ME, Olson JL. Long-term suppression of multidrug-resistant cytomegalovirus retinitis with systemically administered leflunomide. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Jul;131(7):958-60. PubMed PMID: 23846207
  • Olson JL, Velez-Montoya R, Erlanger M, Mackenzie D. Management of a dislocated intraocular lens with a suction-based grasping tool. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Feb;39(2):154-7. PubMed PMID: 23332250
  • Velez-Montoya R, Oliver SC, Olson JL, Fine SL, Mandava N, Quiroz-Mercado H. Current knowledge and trends in age-related macular degeneration: today's and future treatments. Retina. 2013 Sep;33(8):1487-502. PubMed PMID: 23222393
  • Ernst BJ, Velez-Montoya R, Kujundzic D, Kujundzic E, Olson JL. Experimental measure of retinal impact force resulting from intraocular foreign body dropped onto retina through media of differing viscosity. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2013 Jul;41(5):471-5. PubMed PMID: 23145546
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Member
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS), Member
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Member
  • Colorado Society of Eye Physicians (CSEPS), Member

Practice Locations

Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1055 Clermont St
Denver, CO 80220
1-888-336-8262

UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2020

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology, Board Certification (2006, 2016)
  • Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, Specialized Training (2004)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision - Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Macular Degeneration
  • Eyes and Vision - Retinal Detachment
  • Eyes and Vision - Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
Specialist in the medical and surgical management of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment, Macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachment, retinal vascular occlusion, uveitis, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, macular hole, epiretinal membrane.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center (1999)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Virginia (VA) (1993)
Internships:
  • Marshfield Clinic-St Joseph's Hospital Program (2000)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Ophthalmology (2003)
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Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology
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