Items Tagged ‘American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)’

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

June 22, 2019

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment.  As everyone grows […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), blurry vision, cataract, eye health, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes


Five Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

December 19, 2018

Five Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 have shown that some popular toy types are commonly associated with childhood […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), children's health, eye, eye health, eye safety, toy related eye injuries, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes


Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

September 13, 2018

Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 of Healthy Aging Month in September, The UCLA Stein Eye […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Doheny Eye Institutes, eye care, eye disease, eye exam, healthy aging, macular degeneration, UCLA Stein Eye Center


Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

June 11, 2018

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment. As everyone […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), cataract, Cataract Awareness Month, eye, ophthalmologist, surgical eye care, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes, UV, vision


Solar eclipse eye safety

August 10, 2017

Solar eclipse eye safety

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 be able to see the spectacular […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), binoculars, blindness, camera lenses, eye, lenses, magnifying glass, opththalmologist, opththalmology, protecting your eyes, retinopathy, shades


No fireworks are safe, even the innocent sparkler causes thousands of eye injuries

June 26, 2017

No fireworks are safe, even the innocent sparkler causes thousands of eye injuries

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 rockets, and Roman candles. Every year, […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), damage to the eye, eye health, eye injury, eye ointments, fireworks safety, healthy eyes, July 4th, opthalmology, pressure to the eye, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes


Women face higher risk of blindness than men

May 18, 2017

Women face higher risk of blindness than men

By uclahealth uclahealth

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, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes and the American Academy of Ophthalmology remind women to make vision […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, AMD, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), blindness, cataracts, comprehensive eye exam, Doheny Eye Institute, dry eye, eye, eye exam, eye health, eyewear


Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection

March 28, 2017

Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 treatment. However, 90 percent of these accidents can be […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), blurry vision, comprehensive eye exam, eye, eye discomfort, eye disease, eye exam, eye health history, eye ijury, eye protection, eye strain, eyewear


5 ways to protect your eyes from sun damage

July 6, 2016

5 ways to protect your eyes from sun damage

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 July, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Doheny Eye Institute, eye protection, JAMA Ophthalmology, ophthalmology, protective sunglasses, solar retinopathy, sun exposure, sunglasses, UCLA Stein Eye, ultraviolet rays, uv protection


Floaters and flashes: Don't let them permanently cloud your view

June 23, 2016

Floaters and flashes: Don’t let them permanently cloud your view

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

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 of material inside the vitreous, the clear, gel-like […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Dr. Tara A. McCannel, eye, eye exam, eye sight, jules stein eye institute, ophtalmology, ophthalmologist, ophthalmology, retina, tara mccannel md, vision