Melanie Akau, OD
Instructor, Ophthalmology

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Graduate School :
  • OD, University of California, Berkeley (2012)
Undergraduate School:
  • BM, University of Texas–Austin (TX) (2008)
Residency:
  • Boston VA Healthcare System (Brockton-West Roxbury)/Harvard Medical School Program, Optometry (2013)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Recognition & Awards

  • Beta Sigma Kappa Research Fellowship Award, American Optometric Foundation (2014)
  • Gold Retinoscope Award, UC Berkeley School of Optometry (2012)
  • Alcon Primary Care Award, Tang Eye Center (2012)

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), Fellow
  • Colorado Optometric Association, Member
  • American Optometric Association, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth - Eye Center - LoDo
1435 Wazee St
Suite 101
Denver, CO 80202
720-553-0393

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Optometry
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Optometry
  • Eyes and Vision - Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Glaucoma
  • Eyes and Vision - Macular Degeneration
  • Eyes and Vision - Neuro-Ophthalmology
Clinical Interests
My primary interests are in diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease including but not limited to glaucoma, retinal disease such as diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, evaluation for ocular effects of systemic medication (Plaquenil, Gilenya, etc.), and neuro-ophthalmic concerns.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide quality care and patient education taking into account not only the eyes but the patient’s comprehensive medical history.

Personal Interests
I enjoy attending sporting events, classical music concerts, arts and craft shows, and spending time with my family. As a classically trained violinist, I look forward to joining one of the local symphony orchestras in the near future.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • OD, University of California, Berkeley (2012)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BM, University of Texas–Austin (TX) (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • Boston VA Healthcare System (Brockton-West Roxbury)/Harvard Medical School Program, Optometry (2013)
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Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology
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