Cara Capitena Young, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine (2013)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Florida (FL) (2009)
Internship:
  • Presbyterian/St. Luke's Transitional Internship (2014)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Glaucoma (2018)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor
  • Clinical Director, Lone Tree Satellite

Recognition & Awards

  • PGY-3 Teaching Award 2019-2020, UC Ophthalmology Residency (2020)
  • Ambassador, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2016)
    Advocacy Ambassador Program, Washington, DC to attend Congressional Advocacy Day

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Glaucoma

Publications

  • Strong A, Huvard M, Olson JL, Mark T, Capitena Young C. Daratumumab-induced Choroidal Effusion: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2020 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33067143
  • Gillmann K, Young CC, Stanley J, Seibold LK, Hoskens K, Midha N, Kahook MY, Mansouri K. Relationship Between Contact Lens Sensor Output Parameters and Visual Field Progression in Open-angle Glaucoma: Assessment of a Practical Tool to Guide Clinical Risk-assessment. J Glaucoma. 2020 Jun;29(6):461-466. PubMed PMID: 32224801
  • Siegel D, Ertel MK, Patnaik JL, Awadallah NS, Capitena Young CE, Seibold LK, Kahook MY. Acute Ocular Effects of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Nerve Block. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2020; 14 (2):57-60.
  • Kesav NP, Capitena Young CE, Ertel, MK, Seibold LK, Kahook MY. Sustained-release Drug Delivery Systems for the Treatment of Glaucoma. International Journal of Ophthalmology. [In press]
  • Young CEC, Seibold LK, Kahook MY. Cataract surgery and intraocular pressure in glaucoma. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2020;31(1): 15-22. PMID: 31688225
  • Capitena Young, CE & Seibold LK. Getting Started with Goniotomy and the Kahook Dual Blade. Covalent Careers [Internet].Published online October 23, 2020. https://covalentcareers.com/resources/getting-started-goniotomy-kahook-dual-blade/
  • Seibold LK & Capitena Young CE. Which MIGS Procedure is Right for My Patient. Covalent Careers [Internet]. Published online July 2, 2020. https://covalentcareers.com/resources/which-migs-procedure-ophthalmology-residents-guide/
  • Liao SD, Rodriguez-Cruz E, Kahook MY, Capitena Young CE. Telehealth: A Plan for the Pandemic and Beyond. Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. 2020; May/June. Pg 72-75.
  • Capitena Young CE & Kahook MY. Eye Care in the era of COVID-19. Glaucoma Today. 2020; May/June, pg 25-27.
  • Seigel D, Kahook MY, Ertel MK, Seibold LK, Capitena Young CE. Visual Field Testing. Kahook’s Essentials of Glaucoma Therapy (2020). Online. https://www.keogt.com/Visual_Field_Testing
  • Deitz GA, Capitena Young CE, SooHoo JR, Ertel MK, Seibold LK, Kahook MY. Intraocular Pressure Lowering Medications. Kahook’s Essentials of Glaucoma Therapy (2020). Online. https://www.keogt.com/Medical_Management_of_Glaucoma
  • Siegel DT, Ertel MK, Patnaik JL, Awadallah NS, Capitena Young CE, Seibold LK, Kahook MY. Acute Ocular Effects of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Nerve Block. J Curr Glaucoma Pract. 2020 May-Aug;14(2):57-60. PubMed PMID: 33304060
  • Sieck EG, Capitena Young CE, Epstein RS, SooHoo JR, Pantcheva MB, Patnaik JL, Lynch AM, Kahook MY, Seibold LK. Refractive outcomes among glaucoma patients undergoing phacoemulsification cataract extraction with and without Kahook Dual Blade goniotomy. Eye Vis (Lond). 2019;6:28. PubMed PMID: 31548974
  • Epstein RS, Scott AT, Capitena Young CE, Patnaik JL, Pantcheva MB, SooHoo JR, Kahook MY, Seibold LK. Optimum time for angle visualization during ab interno glaucoma surgery: Before or after phacoemulsification. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2019 May;45(5):615-619. PubMed PMID: 31030776
  • Capitena Young CE, Kahook MY, Ammar DA, Seibold LK. Trans-scleral cyclophotocoagulation: a tale of two probes. Int J Ophthalmol. 2019;12(1):161-164. PubMed PMID: 30662855
  • Capitena Young CE, Ammar DA, Seibold LK, Pantcheva MB, SooHoo JR, Kahook MY. Histopathologic Examination of Trabecular Meshwork Changes After Trabecular Bypass Stent Implantation. J Glaucoma. 2018 Jul;27(7):606-609. PubMed PMID: 29965891
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Member
  • American Glaucoma Society, Member
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Member
  • Women in Ophthalmology (WIO), Member

Practice Locations

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

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

UCHealth - Eye Center - Lone Tree
9552 Park Meadows Drive
Suite 100
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-553-2255

UCHealth - Eye Center - Cherry Creek
2000 S. Colorado Blvd
Annex Bldg., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222
720-553-2020

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology, Board Certification
  • Glaucoma, Specialized Training (2018)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Glaucoma
  • Eyes and Vision - Cataract
  • Eyes and Vision - Cataract Extraction
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
Clinical Interests
Glaucoma and Cataracts

Care Philosophy
I strive to deliver the best care possible to my patients and to treat everyone with empathy and compassion.

Volunteer Activities
Volunteer and Faculty Lead, ophthalmologic exams and consults, DAWN Free Clinic, Aurora, CO, 2016 - present

Public Speaking
Yes
Glaucoma, Ophthalmic Medications, Nocturnal Hypotension and Glaucoma, Ophthalmology for the Primary Care Physician

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine (2013)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Florida (FL) (2009)
Internships:
  • Presbyterian/St. Luke's Transitional Internship (2014)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Glaucoma (2018)
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Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology
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