Scott Hauswirth, OD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

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Graduate School :
  • OD, Southern California College of Optometry (1999)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of North Dakota (ND) (1995)
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Director, Ocular Surface Clinic
  • Faculty, Center for Ocular Inflammation

Recognition & Awards

  • Optometry's Meeting Top 5 Poster Presentation Award, American Optometric Association (2022)
    Bilateral Acanthamoeba Keratitis: A Case Report Exemplifying Minimizing Visual Morbidity
  • Award of Excellence for Leadership in Clinical Care, National Keratoconus Foundation (2021)
  • PCON 250, Primary Care Optometry News (2016)
    Awarded to the top 250 Innovators in the profession of optometry

Research Interests

Dry Eye disease, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, Corneal Neuropathic Pain, Neurotrophic keratitis, Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid; use of confocal microscopy in corneal disease


  • Assistant Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology


  • Reddy AK, Hauswirth SG, Gregory DG, Liao SD, Palestine AG. Dupilumab-associated cicatrizing ocular disease. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2022 Jun;26:101528. PubMed PMID: 35479518
  • Dierker DS, Hauswirth SG. Thermal Pulsation with or without Dexamethasone Intracanalicular Insert for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: A Prospective, Masked Trial. Clin Ophthalmol. 2022;16:1477-1485. PubMed PMID: 35585875
  • McCann P, Abraham AG, Gregory DG, Hauswirth S, Ifantides C, Liu SH, Saldanha I, Li T. Prevalence and Incidence of Dry Eye in the USA: a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open. 2021 Nov 23;11(11):e056203. Pubmed PMID:34815292
  • Yeu E, Hauswirth S. A Review of the Differential Diagnosis of Acute Infectious Conjunctivitis: Implications for Treatment and Management. Clin Ophthalmol. 2020;14:805-813. PubMed PMID: 32210533
  • Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study Research Group, Asbell PA, McGuire MG, Pistilli M, Ying GS, Szczotka-Flynn LB, Hardten DR, Lin MC, Shtein RM. n-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease. N Engl J Med. 2018 May 3;378(18):1681-1690. Pubmed PMID:29652551.
  • Hardten DR, Hauswirth SG. Comparison of designs of laser systems utilized for refractive surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2003 Aug;14(4):213-9. PubMed PMID: 12888720
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Professional Memberships

  • American Optometric Association, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member
  • INTREPID Eye Society, Founding member; Research and Innovation Committee
  • Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society, Member
  • Optometric Council on Refractive Technology, Member
  • American Academy of Optometry, Fellow
  • Anterior Segment Section of AAOpt, Secretary

Practice Locations

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Optometry
  • Residency in Cornea, Glaucoma, and Surgical Management, Specialized Training (1999)
  • Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease, Certificate (1998)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision - Corneal Disease
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Dry Eyes
  • Eyes and Vision - Optometry
  • Eyes and Vision - Cataract
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
Clinical Interests
My primary interests are in ocular surface disease including dry eye disease and chronic pain, medical management of corneal and anterior segment disease.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the most up-to-date treatment options for my patients, along with appropriate education about their conditions. I enjoy collaborating with referring doctors and our surgeons and sub-specialists to provide the best care for our patients.

Personal Interests
I enjoy hiking, swimming, golf, and watching ice hockey

Volunteer Activities
Mentor - National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Public Speaking
I lecture locally, nationally, and internationally to eye care providers on topics such as dry eye disease, corneal disease, and surgical management of eye diseases.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • OD, Southern California College of Optometry (1999)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of North Dakota (ND) (1995)
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Department: Ophthalmology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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