Sandra Rocio Montezuma

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

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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 2022

Research Output 2002 2018

Association of optic nerve head drusen with best vitelliform macular dystrophy: A case series

White, R. J., Watson, D. J., Koozekanani, D. & Montezuma, S. R., Jan 23 2018, In : Case Reports in Ophthalmology. 9, 1, p. 76-86 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
Optic Disk Drusen
Optic Disk
Multimodal Imaging
Optical Imaging

Cataract, vitritis, and diffuse hypofluorescent retinal dots on fluorescein angiography

Huang, N. & Montezuma, S. R., May 1 2018, In : JAMA Ophthalmology. 136, 5, p. 581-582 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fluorescein Angiography

Retinal Anatomy and Electrode Array Position in Retinitis Pigmentosa Patients After Argus II Implantation: An International Study

Gregori, N. Z., Callaway, N. F., Hoeppner, C., Yuan, A., Rachitskaya, A., Feuer, W., Ameri, H., Arevalo, J. F., Augustin, A. J., Birch, D. G., Dagnelie, G., Grisanti, S., Davis, J. L., Hahn, P., Handa, J. T., Ho, A. C., Huang, S. S., Humayun, M. S., Iezzi, R., Jayasundera, K. T. & 12 othersKokame, G. T., Lam, B. L., Lim, J. I., Mandava, N., Montezuma, S. R., Olmos de Koo, L., Szurman, P., Vajzovic, L., Wiedemann, P., Weiland, J., Yan, J. & Zacks, D. N., Sep 1 2018, In : American journal of ophthalmology. 193, p. 87-99 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retinitis Pigmentosa
Optic Disk

A 61-year-old man with cystoid macular edema and chorioretinal folds after cataract surgery

Lee, A. & Montezuma, S. R., Jan 1 2017, In : Digital journal of ophthalmology : DJO. 23, 3, p. 81-84 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macular Edema
4 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., Apr 1 2017, In : Journal of Pathology. 241, 5, p. 583-588 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macular Degeneration
Immune System