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Research interests

Dr. Montezuma joined the department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences at the University of Minnesota (UMN) in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology/ Vitreoretinal surgery. She has subspecialty expertise in providing medical and surgical care for all retina diseases in adults and children. she received her M.D. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dr. Montezuma completed her ophthalmology residency and her fellowship training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/ Harvard Medical School. Dr. Montezuma is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the AAO, ASRS, ARVO and PAAO.

Dr. Montezuma's research interest focus on retina prosthesis, age related macula degeneration and angiogenesis.



  • Reitnal Prosthesis
  • Age Related Macula Degeneration
  • Angiogenesis
  • Reitna detachment
  • Pediatric retina

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Projects 2012 2020

Visual Prosthesis
Macular Edema
Visual Acuity

Research Output 2002 2017

1 Citations

Activating the AKT2-nuclear factor-κB-lipocalin-2 axis elicits an inflammatory response in age-related macular degeneration

Ghosh, S., Shang, P., Yazdankhah, M., Bhutto, I., Hose, S., Montezuma, S. R., Luo, T., Chattopadhyay, S., Qian, J., Lutty, G. A., Ferrington, D. A., Zigler, J. S. & Sinha, D. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pathology.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Macular Degeneration
Immune System

Altered bioenergetics and enhanced resistance to oxidative stress in human retinal pigment epithelial cells from donors with age-related macular degeneration

Ferrington, D. A., Ebeling, M. C., Kapphahn, R. J., Terluk, M. R., Fisher, C. R., Polanco, J. R., Roehrich, H., Leary, M. M., Geng, Z., Dutton, J. R. & Montezuma, S. R. Oct 1 2017 In : Redox Biology. 13, p. 255-265 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Retinal Pigments
Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Macular Degeneration
Energy Metabolism
Oxidative Stress
2 Citations

Generation of retinal pigmented epithelium from iPSCs derived from the conjunctiva of donors with and without age related macular degeneration

Geng, Z., Walsh, P. J., Truong, V., Hill, C., Ebeling, M., Kapphahn, R. J., Montezuma, S. R., Yuan, C., Roehrich, H., Ferrington, D. A. & Dutton, J. R. Mar 1 2017 In : PLoS ONE. 12, 3, e0173575

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

macular degeneration

Knobloch syndrome associated with Polymicrogyria and early onset of retinal detachment: Two case reports

White, R. J., Wang, Y., Tang, P. & Montezuma, S. R. Nov 25 2017 In : BMC Ophthalmology. 17, 1, 214

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Retinal Detachment
Knobloch syndrome

Practice patterns after acute embolic retinal artery occlusion

Abel, A. S., Suresh, S., Hussein, H. M., Carpenter, A. F., Montezuma, S. R. & Lee, M. S. 2017 In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology. 6, 1, p. 37-39 3 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Retinal Artery Occlusion
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