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Cornea Specialist Kevin H. Cuevas, MD

Kevin Cuevas, MD, joined Boulder Eye Surgeons as a Cornea Specialist in 2017.

Dr. Cuevas earned his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology/Chemistry from San Diego State University and his Medical Degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.  He completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas with extensive ocular trauma experience at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Iowa.  Dr. Cuevas has published and presented research in the areas of corneal wound healing, refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and intraocular lens technology. Dr. Cuevas is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Castroviejo Cornea Society.

Dr. Cuevas is the former Founder and Medical Director of Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology in Denver, Colorado, a leading cataract and refractive surgery practice serving the greater Denver Metro for 15 years.

Dr. Cuevas is the Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of ClearSight,  a novel intraocular lens start-up company focused on the development of advanced intraocular lens (IOL) technology.  He holds numerous patents related to IOL design and inhibition of cellular migration following cataract surgery. ClearSight has received a high level of funding through the National Institute of Health.

Dr. Cuevas’ clinical interests include laser-assisted cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens technology, LASIK/PRK, and surgical and medical management of cornea and external disease.

Dr. Cuevas is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys flyfishing, fly tying, traditional bowhunting, scuba diving, golf, beekeeping and traveling with his lovely wife Kendall.

  • San Diego State University, Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology (1986)
  • University of Southern California School of Medicine, M.D. (1993)
  • Emmanuel Hospital and Health Center, Oregon Transitional Internship (1993-1994)
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology, Residency (1994-1997)
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Ophthalmology, Cornea and External Disease Fellowship (1997-1998)
  • ClearSight IOL, Denver, Colorado, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer (2011-present)
  • Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology Golden, Colorado, Founder and Medical Director (2002-2016)
  • Omni Eye Specialists, P.C. Denver, Colorado, Cornea Specialist (1999-2001)
  • Eastern Carolina Eye Center, P.A. Greenville, North Carolina, Cornea Specialist (1998-1999)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Castroviejo Cornea Society
  • State of Colorado Board of Medical Examiners
  • State of Montana Board of Medical Examiners
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • VisX Excimer Laser IntraLase iFS Laser Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery, Bausch & Lomb Victus and AMO Catalys

US 9,204,961 B2
Method of Implanting an Intraocular Device to Inhibit Cell Migration and Opacification of the Posterior Capsule of the Eye
NZ 621163 Intraocular Cell Migration Inhibition System

Campos, M., Garbus, J., Cuevas, K.H., Shieh, E., McConnell, P.J.: Corneal Wound Healing After Laser Ablation: Expanding vs Contracting Apertures. Refrac Corn Surg 8: 378-381, 1992.

Campos, M., Cuevas, K.H., Garbus, J., Lee, M., McDonnell, P.J.: Corneal Wound Healing After Laser Ablation: Effects of the Nitrogen Gas Blower. Ophthalmology 99: 893-897, 1992.

Li, Q., Weng, J., Mohan, R., Bennett, G., Schwall, R., Wang, Z., Tabor, K., Kim, J., Hargrave, S., Cuevas, K.H., Wilson, S.: Hepatocyte Growth Factor Receptor in the Lacrimal Gland, Tears and Cornea. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 37: 727-729, 1996.

Salomo, D.R., Mathers, W.M., Sutphin, J.E., Cuevas, K.H., Folberg, R.: Cytologic Changes in the Conjunctiva Mimicking Malignancy After Topical Mitomycin C Chemotherapy. Ophthalmology 106: 1756-1761, 1999.

Magan, C.M., May, R.M., Drinker, M.C., Cuevas, K.H., Brennan, A.B., Reddy, S.T.: Micropatterned Protective Membranes Inhibit Lens Epithelial Cell Migration in Posterior Capsule Opacification Model. Trans Vis Sci & Technology Vol. 4, No. 2, Article 9:1-8, 2015.

Kramer, G.D., Werner, L., MacLean, K., Farukhi, A., Gardiner, G.L., Mamalis, N.: Evaluation of Stability and Capsular Bag Opacification with a Foldable Intraocular Lens Coupled with a Protective Membrane in the Rabbit Model. J Cataract Refract Surg 41: 1738-1744, 2015.

Kramer, G., Werner, L., Mamalis, N.: Prevention of Posterior Capsular Bag Opacification Using Intraocular Lenses and Endocapsular Devices Maintaining and Open or Expanded Capsular Bag. J Cataract Refract Surg 42: 469-484, 2016.

Cuevas, K.H., Moreira H., Fasano, A.P., McDonnell, P.J., Moreira, C.A., Moreira, C.A., Jr.: Quality Control of Intraocular Lenses Manufactured in Brazil. AAO, October 1991.

Campos, M., Cuevas, K.H., Garbus, J., Lee, M., McDonnell, P.J.: Corneal Wound Healing After Refractive Keratectomy: Effects of the Nitrogen Gas Blower and the Iris Diaphragm. ARVO, April 1992.

Cuevas, K.H., Campos, M., Hertzog, L., Lee, M., Javitt, J., McDonnell, P.J.: Efficacy of Beta- Cyclodextrin Encapsulated Prednisolone in a Rabbit Keratitis Model. ARVO, April 1993.

Cuevas, K.H., Sonkin, P.L., Abramson, E.S., Stidham, D.B., Wilson, C.A.: Outcome of Cataract Surgery in Eyes with Diabetic Macular Edema. ARVO, April 1996.

Cuevas, K.H., Mathers, W.M., Sutphin, J.E., Folberg, R.: Mitomycin C for the Treatment of Primary Acquired Melanosis and Malignant Melanoma of the Conjunctiva. May 1997.

Cuevas, K.H., Sutphin, J.E.: Acanthamoeba Keratitis Following Photorefractive Keratectomy. ACRS Film Festival, October 1997.

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