American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes joins the By uclahealth • June 22, 2019

With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes  join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public of certain safety guidelines when choosing the perfect gifts for little ones. A number of recent studies [...]
By uclahealth • December 19, 2018
According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. In observance [...]
By uclahealth • September 13, 2018
Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month [...]
By uclahealth • June 11, 2018
On Aug. 21, 2017, millions of people in the U.S. will see day turn to night as a total solar eclipse passes over North America. The last time this happened from coast to coast was 1918. Temperatures will drop rapidly as the moon completely covers the sun. You will [...]
By uclahealth • August 10, 2017
Fireworks injuries cause approximately 10,000 visits to the emergency department each year, most of them involve children who suffer thousands of eye injuries.1 Though the most disabling injuries occur with illegal firecrackers, most injuries are caused by legal fireworks parents buy for their children, such as sparklers, firecrackers, bottle [...]
By uclahealth • June 26, 2017
Studies show there is a gender gap in eye disease. Women are more likely than men to suffer from sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma.1 In support of Healthy Vision Month in May, [...]
By uclahealth • May 18, 2017
On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priority and part of an overall workplace wellness routine. This is important because each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical [...]
By uclahealth • March 28, 2017
Sunscreen is often the first thing people reach for in the summer when they go outside to enjoy the longer, warmer days. But when safeguarding against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, outdoor enthusiasts shouldn’t overlook another important area: their eyes. In support of UV Safety Month in [...]
By uclahealth • July 6, 2016
Perhaps you’ve sometimes seen annoying dark specks or ‘blobs’ dancing across your vision, and wondered what they were. These are often referred to as floaters – and they can be more than a mere annoyance. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, floaters are actually tiny clumps [...]
By Roxanne Moster • June 23, 2016