Karen Christopher, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2013)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Notre Dame (IN) (2009)
Internship:
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center Program (2014)
Residency:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Ophthalmology (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery (2018)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery

Publications

  • Christopher KL, Patnaik JL, Ifantides C, Miller DC, Davidson RS, Taravella MJ, Lynch A, Wagner B. Time Utilization and Refractive Prediction Enhancement Associated with Intraoperative Aberrometry Use During Cataract Surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2021;15:531-539. PubMed PMID: 33603331
  • Rohl A, Christopher KL, Ifantides C. Two cases of pen ink scleral tattoos and a brief review of the literature. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2021 Mar;21:101015. PubMed PMID: 33537509
  • Christopher KL, Patnaik JL, Miller DC, Lynch AM, Taravella MJ, Davidson RS. Accuracy of Intraoperative Aberrometry, Barrett True-K With and Without Posterior Cornea Measurements, Shammas-PL, and Haigis-L Formulas After Myopic Refractive Surgery. J Refract Surg. 2021 Jan 1;37(1):60-68. PubMed PMID: 33432996
  • Christopher KL, Dawson VJ, Kandarakis SA, Ifantides C. A Review and Update on Surgical Management of Intraocular Lens Dislocation. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2021 Jan 1;61(1):15-28. PubMed PMID: 33337791
  • Ifantides C, Christopher KL, Deitz GA, Smith JM, Patnaik JL, SooHoo JR, Subramanian PS. Ophthalmic Injuries by Less-Lethal Kinetic Weapons During the US George Floyd Protests in Spring 2020. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2021 Feb 1;139(2):242-244. PubMed PMID: 33270094
  • Miller DC, Christopher KL, Patnaik JL, Lynch AM, Seibold LK, Mandava N, Taravella MJ. Posterior Capsule Rupture during Cataract Surgery in Eyes Receiving Intravitreal anti-VEGF Injections. Curr Eye Res. 2021 Feb;46(2):179-184. PubMed PMID: 32657614
  • Miller DC, Patnaik JL, Palestine AG, Lynch AM, Christopher KL. Cataract Surgery Outcomes in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Positive Patients at a Tertiary Care Academic Medical Center in the United States. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2020 Dec 28;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33369513
  • Dawson VJ, Patnaik JL, Ifantides C, Miller DC, Lynch AM, Christopher KL. Comparison of refractive prediction for intraoperative aberrometry and Barrett True K no history formula in cataract surgery patients with prior radial keratotomy. Acta Ophthalmol. 2020 Nov 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33258305
  • Carvajal Bedoya G, Caplan L, Christopher KL, Reddy AK, Ifantides C. Tattoo Granulomas With Uveitis. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2020 Jan-Dec;8:2324709620975968. PubMed PMID: 33238758
  • Siegel DT, Christopher KL. Bleeding Under an Established Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) Flap. Ophthalmology. 2020 Oct;127(10):1302. PubMed PMID: 32951669
  • Ifantides C, Deitz GA, Christopher KL, Slingsby TJ, Subramanian PS. Less-Lethal Weapons Resulting in Ophthalmic Injuries: A Review and Recent Example of Eye Trauma. Ophthalmol Ther. 2020 Sep;9(3):1-7. PubMed PMID: 32535838
  • Christopher KL, Hood CT, Mian SI, Ayres B. Endophthalmitis in Advanced Microbial Keratitis: Risk Factors and Examination Findings. Cornea. 2020 Sep;39(9):1096-1101. PubMed PMID: 32472790
  • Ifantides C, Sieck EG, Christopher KL. Rotary Chop: A New Technique for Teaching Chop and Tackling Mature Cataracts. Ophthalmol Ther. 2020 Jun;9(2):321-327. PubMed PMID: 32301058
  • Christopher KL, Miller DC, Patnaik JL, Lynch AM, Davidson RS, Taravella MJ. Comparison of Visual Outcomes of Extended Depth of Focus Lenses in Patients With and Without Previous Laser Refractive Surgery. J Refract Surg. 2020 Jan 1;36(1):28-33. PubMed PMID: 31917848
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Practice Locations

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
303-399-8020

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

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

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology, Board Certification
  • Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, Specialized Training (2018)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Eyes and Vision - Corneal Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Corneal Transplantation
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Dry Eyes
  • Eyes and Vision - Cataract
  • Eyes and Vision - Cataract Extraction

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2013)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Notre Dame (IN) (2009)
Internships:
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center Program (2014)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Ophthalmology (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery (2018)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology
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