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)
  • Presbyterian/St. Luke's Transitional Internship (2014)
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, LoneTree Eye Clinic

Recognition & Awards

  • Ambassador, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2016)
    Advocacy Ambassador Program, Washington, DC to attend Congressional Advocacy Day


  • Assistant Professor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology


  • 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

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

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204

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

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

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

Specialty Information

  • 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
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)
  • Presbyterian/St. Luke's Transitional Internship (2014)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (2017)
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Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology